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  • adjective of a creature Which sometimes dwells in trees.


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  • The fossils from Batallones-1 reveal S. batalleri as a puma-sized, semiarboreal carnivore with a moderately hypercarnivore diet.

    The Panda's Thumb has Evolved ... Twice! - The Panda's Thumb 2006

  • Sometimes Nu took to the lower branches of the trees, for in her own age his race had been semiarboreal.

    The Eternal Savage 1914

  • The growths were not so luxuriant or prodigious, but for the most part the trees offered suggestions of alluring possibilities to the semiarboreal Nu, for the branches were much heavier and more solid than those of the great tree-ferns of his own epoch, and commenced much nearer the ground.

    The Eternal Savage 1914

  • Its large toes protruded laterally as do those of the semiarboreal peoples of Borneo, the Philippines and other remote regions where low types still persist.

    The Land That Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912

  • His semiarboreal habits took him often into the domains of the great and lesser apes, and from this contact had arisen what might best be termed an armed truce, for they alone of all the other inhabitants of the earth had spoken languages, both meager it is true, yet sufficient to their primitive wants, and as both languages had been born of the same needs to deal with identical conditions there were many words and phrases identical to both.

    The Eternal Savage 1914


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