|NOUN || a habit of eating | habits of eating |
NOUN article.ind sg | pl
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- The character portrayed by Aykroyd, Arnold Moss, is based on the famous New York talent agent Sam Cohn, and has some of the eccentricities for which Cohn was known, such as a habit of eating paper.
- Though seemingly dim-witted at first and possessing a perpetual habit of eating wherever he goes, Diamond is somewhat smarter than he looks.
- The habit of eating bones and apparently not killing living animals was noted by Sa'di in "Gulistan", written in 1258, and Emperor Jahangir had a bird's crop examined in 1625 to find that it was filled with bones.
- In his 1617 work "An itinerary thorow Twelve Dominions", Moryson describes the "wild Irish", and in this case their supposed habit of eating shamrock is a result of their marginal hand-to-mouth existence as bandits.
- The common name of "king ratsnake" refers to its habit of eating other snakes, including venomous species such as the Chinese cobra and the sharp-nosed viper.
- Salvador Seguí Rubinat (23 September 1887, in Lleida – 10 March 1923, in Barcelona), known as "El noi del sucre" ("the sugar boy" in Catalan) for his habit of eating the sugar cubes served him with his coffee, was a Catalan anarcho-syndicalist in the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Spanish confederation of anarcho-syndicalist labor unions active in Catalonia.
- The habit of eating pumpkin during the winter solstice is because it makes sense to provide products for the festival during the winter when vegetables are lacking.
- One distinctive character trait is a habit of eating his bowler hat whenever he is defeated by Scrooge.
- Some of these hold that the word refers to the Cajuns' occasional habit of eating raccoons, or from the use of coonskin caps by the Cajuns' ancestors while fighting in the Battle of New Orleans or in the Revolutionary War under Spanish colonial Governor Bernardo de Gálvez.
- A further deep-time evolutionary pressure may have been lions' habit of eating people on moonless nights.
- Queen Catherine also introduced marmalade to the English and made the habit of eating with a fork a part of the court's table etiquette.
- However, the habit of eating semla on Shrove Tuesday is a deep-rooted Swedish tradition and the concept of the semmelwrap was met with scepticism by people preferring traditional semlas.
- This habit of eating clay is also known as geophagy. Human geophagy may be related to pica, a classified eating disorder in the DSM-IV characterized by abnormal cravings for nonfood items.
- The first kingdom in Java was Medang Kamulan, and the king was the Giant King Dewata Cengkar, the cruel King of the country who had a habit of eating the human flesh of his own people.
- These pigs were popular with subsistence farmers, not only through their ability to forage for themselves, but also because their habit of eating snakes made the farmyard safe for children and livestock.
- It feeds on worms and gastropods, garnering it the common moniker of "assassin snail" for its habit of eating other snails.
- Wade Boggs was named one of the "Top 10 Most Superstitious Athletes" by "Men's Fitness" for his well known superstitions about baseball, including his habit of eating chicken before every game and practicing at only specific times of day.
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