opposable :

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  • a  capable of being placed opposite to something
    the thumb is opposable to the forefinger

  • In order to create that arch, the chimp's opposable great toe became aligned with the others, and the toe's muscles and ligaments, which had been used for grasping and climbing .
  • That's because more than logic, morals and opposable thumbs, irony is the pass-card into the human family.
  • The consequence: a whole new appreciation for the virtues of the opposable thumb.
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  • Snapcat: Because cats like selfies too?
    (Credit: Snapcat) "O brave new world, that has such felines in it!" Does your cat feel that a lack of opposable thumbs is seriously hindering its ability to be beautiful on the Internet? Never fear; Snapcat is here! The Android app is designed to let cats snap photos of themselves with their own paws. Following the principle of cats' fascination with laser pointers, it shows a dancing dot on ...
    June 19, 2013 - CNET

  • John Coltrane in Anchorage Daily News (registration)
    Sometimes people call and tell us a moose is eating at their trash because they don't realize they're being negligent,Coltrane said. "It's a major problem, and it's really easy to keep a moose out of your trash. They don't have opposable...
  • Luc Frieden in Bloomberg
    Frieden said he supported a May 27 finding by the nation's financial regulator that the UBS unit "shall have to indemnify a UCI depositor according to its obligations as a Luxembourg depositary bank, subject to valid and opposable contractual...

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