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Definition of "ourang" []

  • An orangutan. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ourang" in a sentence
  • "An animal, which from the nape of its neck downwards might resemble a man, or one of those apes which we call ourang-outang or the man of the woods, would no more be a man than an ape or a bear whose head and tail were cut off."
  • "The natives of Borneo call the ourang-outang the _Mias_, of which they say there are two distinct sorts; one called the _Mias rombi_ (similar to the specimen aboard and the two in the Zoological Gardens), and the _Mias pappan_, a creature far larger, and more difficult to procure."
  • "My William was at this time about eleven months old, but was still at the breast, as I could never prevail on his lovely mother to wean him, and at the very time of which I am speaking, our little settlement was invaded one night by a tribe of those large baboons called ourang-outangs, pongos, or wild men of the woods, who did great mischief to our fruits, yams, and carrots."