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Synonyms for poikilotherm

an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings

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He was moderately reassured however, by the aspect of that countenance, full of astute intelligence and affected humility.
It was Villefort who seemed to entreat, and the prisoner who reassured him.
Then I too am reassured, I too am happy on your account.
When once at Scheveningen he had felt completely reassured.
Beaufort, after all, had not managed to "tide over"; but by setting afloat the rumour that he had done so he had reassured his depositors, and heavy payments had poured into the bank till the previous evening, when disturbing reports again began to predominate.
He tried to convince himself that Tarzan was mistaken, and when he conjured upon the screen of recollection the face of the girl behind him, he was doubly reassured that those lines of sweet femininity and character, those clear and honest eyes, could not belong to one of the hated alien race.
At intervals along the way I found bits of muslin, and often they reassured me when otherwise I should have been doubtful of the trail to take where two crossed or where there were forks, as occurred at several points.
Apparently reassured by the act, he walked confidently toward the road.
However, they became reassured as to the fate of future generations on being apprised that, according to the calculations of Laplace, this acceleration of motion is confined within very restricted limits, and that a proportional diminution of speed will be certain to succeed it.
It's all right, it's all right," I reassured her, my arm passing instinctively and protectingly around her.
The truthful eyes told Levin that she was satisfied with herself, and in spite of her blushing he was quickly reassured and began questioning her, which was all she wanted.
is again the comment of the watcher, made with some reassured nodding of his head, and a gloomy smile.
My generous friend reassured the suppliant, and on being informed of the name of her lover, instantly abandoned his pursuit.
Even now I have doubts as to whether I have altogether reassured him.
He reassured her, took her hand as it lay with the trembling roses in it on his arm, took the remaining roses from it, and put it to his lips.