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Alternatively, sterile weevils can be released into the wild in the evening because lower adult Cylas formicarius feign death during the night than daytime (Miyatake 2001a).
accismus Greek akkismos prudery, a derivative of akkizesthai to feign ignorance
His narrator, John Milk, is a typical, sexually frustrated Indiana University student who feigns an engagement in order to enroll in professor Alfred Kinsey's famous 1939 seminar on marriage--complete with a slide show of aroused genitals that leaves everyone in the room on the verge of a dead faint.
In a non-developmental reading of Hal, Shannon claims that, insisting on the isolation and self-governance of kings, he feigns but ultimately rejects friendship with Falstaff.
When she lectures him, he feigns snoring, then says, ``Sorry, I was having a little dream myself.
At a few points during his act Stuart name-checks the gay canon--for instance, clicking his heels and blurting "There's no place like home, there's no place like home" when he feigns exasperation with the crowd.
Another award winner, senior Jeff Zira - who said he has memorized pi to 101 digits - feigns a laid-back attitude, saying he doesn't do much studying or homework.
Like Othello's ``honest'' Iago, the state feigns being the dearest friend of the actors in our county's little drama, all the while stirring up the jealousies that result in the players trying to strangle one another.
Jordan does her hair in Brittany's Kewpie-doll style and feigns a high- pitched whine.