poikilothermic


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Synonyms for poikilothermic

of animals except birds and mammals

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Her father, Chad, frightened lest he should be "laid hold on" too, this impression on the rebellious Bess striking him as nothing less than a miracle, walked hastily away and began to work at his anvil by way of reassuring himself.
Frigid and yet friendly, frank yet cautious, shrewd yet credulous, positive yet skeptical, confident yet shy, extremely intelligent and extremely good-humored, there was something vaguely defiant in its concessions, and something profoundly reassuring in its reserve.
Garin was silent and curious, and rather needed reassuring about Stanley and Kasauli.
And when he breathes his doubts the smile lurking under the dark curl of his moustaches is not reassuring.
Oh, your old Uncle reads a little of everything," he returned with a reassuring commonplaceness of manner.
It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry--dignified, solid, and reassuring.
He drew down one of her hands, clasping and chafing it like a child's while he murmured reassuring words; but in a moment she freed herself, and looked up at him with wet lashes.
It inspired me with new fortitude and new calmness to find that it was I who was under the necessity of reassuring him.
The sensation of moving rapidly through these dark passages was far from reassuring.
Breathlessly I put the question; his answer was reassuring.
In straits like these, when a man laughs, it is encouraging when he winks, it is positively reassuring.
Oh, yes, indeed, my good Joe," said the doctor, reassuring him; "we have to economize our provisions, you know; and on the way, Dick, you must get us some fresh meat.
It must be reassuring to you to know that you certainly run no risk of incurring the resentment of the women you come in contact with," I retorted.
The news that came from South Africa was less reassuring, and Philip with anxiety saw that his shares had fallen to two; but Macalister was optimistic, the Boers couldn't hold out much longer, and he was willing to bet a top-hat that Roberts would march into Johannesburg before the middle of April.
At some moments Lebedeff was sure that right was on their side; at others he tried uneasily to remember various cheering and reassuring articles of the Civil Code.