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habitat

that part of the environment, for example, stream, meadowland, salt marsh, etc., which is occupied by an animal or plant.
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"But is not the moon habitable for creatures differently organized from ourselves?"
I ask the honorable commission, if the moon is not habitable, has she ever been inhabited, Citizen Barbicane?"
"The question then reverts to this: Are these worlds habitable? For my own part I believe they are."
To obviate that, he at length consented to have one wing of the old hall put into a habitable condition, as a place of refuge against a time of need; but hoped I would not take advantage of it unless circumstances should render it really necessary, which I was ready enough to promise: for though, for my own sake, such a hermitage appears like paradise itself, compared with my present situation, yet for my friends' sakes, for Milicent and Esther, my sisters in heart and affection, for the poor tenants of Grassdale, and, above all, for my aunt, I will stay if I possibly can.
The residence in the centre of the habitable globe, at all times stuffed and close as if it had an incurable cold in its head, was that evening particularly stifling.
Miss Patty and Miss Maria were coming home, after having trotted over most of the habitable globe.
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The house in which the tragedy had occurred that had blighted my husband's life was, to my mind, the most interesting house on the habitable globe.
Fentolin keeps locked up, and the habitable portion consists just of a bedroom and sitting-room.
In the last days of autumn he had whitewashed the chalet, painted the doors, windows, and veranda, repaired the roof and interior, and improved the place so much that the landlord had warned him that the rent would be raised at the expiration of his twelvemonth's tenancy, remarking that a tenant could not reasonably expect to have a pretty, rain-tight dwelling-house for the same money as a hardly habitable ruin.
To suppose that a manuscript of many generations back could have remained undiscovered in a room such as that, so modern, so habitable! -- Or that she should be the first to possess the skill of unlocking a cabinet, the key of which was open to all!
Whenever your loyal, firm, and mailed hand should joined in ties of intimate association the hand of a pope such as I shall be, neither Charles V., who owned two-thirds of the habitable globe, nor Charlemagne, who possessed it entirely, will be able to reach to half your stature.