torpor


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a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

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If the weather is really bad, chicks and parent birds can go into torpor on the nest | A pair feeding young can gather 100,000 invertebrates each day, storing up to 1000 at a time in their throat pouch | *All three toes on a swift's foot point forwards and they have long claws, enabling them to cling to vertical brickwork
A Western small-footed bat is wrested from its torpor and collected for study in an abandoned mining cave near Ely, Nevada.
(Tomorrow 3pm) Leicester are sliding into a bit of a torpor and I don't expect them to snap out of it at the Bridge.
Indian PM, Narendra Modi, belatedly woke up from his torpor, (post-international furore) to put out an anaemic statement, more as a token compulsion, rather than as a statesman who should be commiserating with the victims.
The subject of the film is divine vengeance against a corrupt elite that is incapable of extricating itself from its torpor.
nose & puffs out her cheeks; the shark enters torpor;
the torpor of the mango season, I am closer to the heady basil
Grossman also identifies one of the main functions of literature--to reach people and shake them out of their torpor, to help them to feel empathy for their enemies and "see the conflict from the other person's point of view." The path to peace, Grossman seems to suggest, might just start at the library.
are known for hibernating, their energy-saving state is more like a winter "torpor" than the deep winter sleep of other mammals, said Ryan Valdez, NPCA's senior manager for Conservation Science & Policy.
After my parents left for church, a further mini-drama in itself as my dad tried to hurry my distracted mum up, my half-Syrian friend Julian and I would exhale deeply and sit down in front of the fire before gently sinking into a delicious torpor.
The world's top economies declared on Saturday after the meeting that they need to look beyond ultra-low interest rates and printing money to shake the global economy out of its torpor, while renewing their focus on structural reform to spark activity.
But in Vietnam, new measurements of wintertime body temperature for pygmy slow lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus, one shown above) show bouts of chilly torpor lasting as long as 63 hours.
As chipmunks hide in their underground burrows in the cold months, they go into torpor (tawr-per).