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Synonyms for bat


Synonyms for bat

to open and close the eyes rapidly

Synonyms for bat

nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash

the club used in playing cricket

a club used for hitting a ball in various games

strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

wink briefly

have a turn at bat

use a bat

beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

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Halloween day marks a Guinness World Record attempt for Most Bat Houses Built in a Day.
To use echolocation, a bat sends out loud, short, high-pitched calls.
If someone saw a bat on Halloween night, it probably means (the bat) was disturbed, when someone was doing chimney work or clearing out an attic," said Susan Barnes, a state wildlife biologist.
Designed by Slazenger, these bats will be used by both openers Matt Prior and Ian Bell as well as middle order maestro Paul Collingwood as they aim to pick the pockets of the Stanford Allstars and claim the winner-takesall jackpot in Antigua.
Bat-proofing) can be done by repairing screens, vents, and other areas where bats may gain access," Terry said.
The figures show an increase in the populations of four bat species - Daubenton's bat, the lesser horseshoe bat, common pipistrelle and Natterer's bat, which are all also benefiting from better protection of more roosting sites and improved agricultural practices.
The bat, which sips nectar from flowers, has a long, pointy lower lip.
He never found the flower's pollen on other bat species, so he proposes that only tube-lipped bats pollinate that flower.
DUVV was discovered in 1970 when it caused fatal rabieslike disease in a person bitten by an unidentified insectivorous bat [approximately equal to] 150 km northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa (6).
Swift said that a formal bat census hasn't been taken in several years, but that several of the 14 species of bats found in the Santa Clarita Valley are on endangered lists.
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We want the hitter to feel that he is hitting three baseballs while keeping his bat on the plane of the ball as long as possible.
The only way a reduction in fruit-eating bats, caused by lack of vegetation, could impact vampire bat numbers would be if this freed up potential roosting cavities for vampire bats.
Located in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, BAT is currently home to more than 70 companies that employ more than 3,000 workers.
The bat habitat project started in 1994 when a large colony of Mexican Free-Tailed bats settled under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin.