ankus


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an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook

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Close to the fire, and blazing in the sunshine, lay the ruby-and-turquoise ankus.
This"--he handled the ankus gingerly--"goes back to the Father of Cobras.
Two nights later, as the White Cobra sat mourning in the darkness of the vault, ashamed, and robbed, and alone, the turquoise ankus whirled through the hole in the wall, and clashed on the floor of golden coins.
Committee member Joe Ankus said he agonized over whether to put on his bar application that he had been treated by a psychiatrist, fearing it would lengthen his character and fitness review.
Flyweight boxer Kavinder Singh Bisht will lead the Indian charge against Kazakhstan's Astana Arlans while much is expected from Ankus Dahiya in the light weight class and Duryodhan Singh Negi in the Welter weight category.
One chilling story is Kipling's tale "The King's Ankus," from the Second Jungle Book, in which Mowgli and Bagheera, each following the prints of murdering bandits, discover crimes committed for greed when thieves fall out (238).
Abscess should be incised at ventral border to establish drainage (Fowler and Mikota, 2006) Mechanical injury from sharp objects like the ankus pierced by mahouts or pieces of wood and cut injuries from chains are the most common causes of skin wounds (Burman et al, 2013)
Let's please not quibble over semantics in a thinly veiled attempt to obfuscate the true function of this "tool.'' Let's call it an ankus, a word which originated in India to describe an elephant goad, according to the Oxford English dictionary.
Interestingly, the Arts of the Islamic World auction on Wednesday at Sotheby's, London, will be spearheaded by a group of 28 lots relating to India, including an 18th century gilt- metal ankus in the form of an ibex and tiger, estimated at Au 30,000.
The PETA official sent to check on Sunder watched open-mouthed in disbelief as his teenage handler repeatedly beat the animal with his hooked metal spike, known as an ankus.
The PETA official sent to check on Sunder watched open-mouthed in disbelief as his teenage handler repeatedly beat the animal with his hooked metal spike, known as an ankus. Sunder was rocking gently - typical behaviour by such an animal under stress, all four legs shackled by heavy chains.
Ankus, where a court upheld a seizure of contraband pelts found on a cart without discussing the legality of the search.
But not to Lucy Ankus the heroine of this detail-rich historical novel.
Although a number of basic operant studies have been conducted with cognitively intact older adults (e.g., Baron & Menich, 1985; Baron, Menich, & Perone, 1983; Perone & Baron, 1982; Plaud, Gillund, & Ferraro, 2000), to our knowledge, only two basic studies of the degree to which operant learning can occur in older adults with dementia have been published (Ankus & Quarrington, 1972; Burgess, Wearden, Cox, & Rae, 1992) and we know of none that have appeared since 1992.