ichneumon ichneumon

Definition(s):

  • (n) northern African mongoose; in ancient times thought to devour crocodile eggs

Usage(s):

  • The girls recovered on cerumen, chaffinch and ichneumon.

News

  1. Detroit's death dealt by democracy - WILL

    DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: "I had no intention to write atheistically" but "I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars." What appalled him had fascinated entomologist William Kirby (1759-1850 ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  2. George F. Will: Don't rescue Detroit from consequences of unchecked power

    Government employees' unions living parasitically on Detroit have been less aware than ichneumon larvae. About them, and...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. Will: Self-government collapsed in once-booming Detroit

    In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: "I had no intention to write atheistically" but "I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars."
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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