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Definition of "sapajou" [sap•a•jou]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sapajou" in a sentence
  • "The _mot_ is pretty well known: "_Annoncez le sapajou de Madame la Comtesse Dubarry_," said a great lord of the court of Louis"
  • "The horned capucin, or sapajou (Cebus fatuellus), is remarkable for two points of hair which stand out from the forehead, and give it the appearance of having horns."
  • "To put a wild sapajou monkey, -- weak, timid and afraid, -- in a strange and formidable prison box filled with strange machinery, and call upon it to learn or to invent strange mechanical processes, is like bringing a boy of ten years up to a four-cylinder duplex Hoe printing-and-folding press, and saying to him: "Now, go ahead and find out how to run this machine, and print both sides of a signature upon it.""
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