common feature

See: analogy
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The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature of the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains.
Lying in it, as in a grave or sarcophagus, with a hurried drapery of sheet and blanket thrown across it, was the body of a heavily-made man, with an obtuse head, and coarse, mean, common features.
Then, those large eyes, with that capacity for reflecting light, are common features of nocturnal things-- witness the owl and the cat.
Washington, Mar 20 ( ANI ): The laser-shooting ChemCam instrument aboard the Curiosity rover currently searching the surface of Mars for signs of habitability has shown what appears to be a common feature on the surface of some very different Martian rocks during Curiosity's first 90 days on the Red Planet.
Dysarthria is a common feature of many conditions affecting the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy.
We want to know if scams we see have any common feature - are they being targeted at particular communities, for example, or at certain times of the year, or using particular language.
An often-noted common feature of the business cycle recoveries of 1991 and 2001 has been relatively slow employment growth in the early years of the upturn.
The original signs had been a common feature on Irish roads over the past few years but have become less prominent in recent months.
Beyond the level of mere survival, there are numerous examples of inventive building types developed in response to hot climates, The basic Arabic and Persian courtyard house, with rooms arranged around an open often planted or water-filled courtyard, is a common feature of life from Morocco to India.
Part of the problem is that the proposed new currency system provides no legal parallel market, a common feature in foreign exchange regimes, forcing business owners to get dollars from the government or go to the black market.
Industry experts say instant messaging software equipped with video playback will become a common feature in the future because many of the incompatibility problems that plagued the technology in the past have been fixed.
Another common feature of the upgraded H-is will be the TopOwl helmet-mounted display and cueing system, above right.