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gib·bon

(gib'on),
A genus of anthropoid apes, Hylobates, of the superfamily Hominoidea.
[Fr.]

gibbon

a long-armed anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobatea.

gibbon

slender, tailless, noisy, arboreal ape, about 3 ft high and weighing about 15 lb. The least anthropoid of the anthropoid apes, in the family Pongidae. Called also Hylobates spp.
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The remaining essays--three on Edward Gibbon and one each on the works of Pietro Giannone, Dimitrie Cantemir, David Hume, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle, and Jacob Burckhardt--are all minor masterpieces, which use case studies to illuminate major Enlightenment and nineteenth-century historiographic issues.
By the time Edward Gibbon Wakefield first outlined his theory of systematic colonisation in A Letter from Sydney (1829), British novelistic writing was clearly organised around a dichotomy between realism and romance.
WAKEFIELD, Edward Gibbon (1929/1829), A Letter from Sydney and Other Writings, J.
The Saracen general, 'Abd ar-Rahman al-Gafiqi (often given as Abderrahman or Abderame by historians like Thomas Hodgkin or Edward Gibbon, respectively), the governor of Moorish Spain, ordered a charge up the hill against the Franks.
Edward Gibbon, 23, farmer, Gosforth: Wallace and Gromit, Mr Bean and Ben Hur.
As Edward Gibbon wrote in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: "The principles of a free constitution are irrevocably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
With some metaphorical assistance from Edward Gibbon, we will present the development of the Christian Life Commission idea and its erosion.
The historian Edward Gibbon once wrote of historians what could be said of journalists.
No obstante, el verdadero alcance de la cinta solo puede apreciarse en tanto que continuacion de La decadencia del imperio americano, parafrasis de la magna obra de Edward Gibbon sobre la caida del imperio romano; las invasiones barbaras, una de las causas principales que el historiador del siglo XVIII atribuia a la decadencia.
Volume One, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1764 traces Gibbon's early days while volume two, Narratives of Civil Government, winds up this erudite study of the man who tried to construct 'an Enlightened narrative of an age doubly preceding "the Enlightened narrative" written by others'.
Pocock's projected multivolume exploration of the thought of Edward Gibbon (1737-94), the still controversial author of the even longer Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88).
As Edward Gibbon said, ``The wind and the wave are always on the side of the ablest navigators.