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Synonyms for opposable

capable of being placed opposite to something



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Although I know the opposable grip wins in competition, my real goal is to get small thumb assists premade into off-the-shelf service pistols, so ordinary folks can more easily defend themselves.
He said: "I felt a hand on my head, and I turned around and there was this huge gorilla and she actually started by putting her big forefinger in my mouth, and I thought, 'This is not the moment to talk about the opposable thumb'.
"I would like to reiterate the call launched by the Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Countries, held in May in Algiers to engage negotiations for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons as part of a phased program and according to a timetable leading to a convention opposable to all," said Lamamra in a speech before to the high level segment of the Conference on Disarmament.
Even then, it's hardly much of a pay-off for lugging a tuba across acres of muddy fields when you've no opposable thumbs, is it?
In the rather steampunk and creepy commercial, our lovely little green Android robot figure gets some opposable thumbs stitched on to him, with the words - "Android is ready to play" emblazoned soon after.
He can't type because he doesn't have opposable thumbs.
McCain (above) retains faith in the seven-year-old though and this looks an easier opportunity, with main rival Flight Leader opposable as an 11-yearold still waiting for a first win over fences.
That's well before the earliest evidence of stone toolmaking, which dates to about 2.6 million years ago, countering the idea that skills for toolmaking drove the evolution of opposable thumbs.
Ida was a lemur-like animal who had opposable thumbs and primate-like teeth.
Ida had opposable toes, which made her a primate, and a talus bone in her ankle, as humans do, as well as fingernails, rather than the claws possessed by her predecessors.
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Opposable fingers and toes on its front and back feet give a great climbing grip, and help explain why it's called a monkey frog.
Thankfully, the game is relatively short and anyone with opposable thumbs should be able to complete it in quick time.