Neither the flying-fox, nor any other bat that I know of in Ceylon, ever hybernates.
The Frau, when she saw it, declared that it was a flying-fox.
To raise the packages from the floe to the top of the ice-shelf, a "flying-fox" was rigged.
When the soul has thus done penance, it takes possession of the body of some animal, for instance, the flying-fox.
The inclusion of the bat here amongst birds, may be a clerical accident, since on f. 136 a flying-fox is not written of as a bird.
Hence a native is much alarmed if he should be sitting under a tree from which a flying-fox has been frightened away.
The shadow of a flying-fox drifted by in velvet silence overhead.
In Western India the native Portuguese eat the flying-fox, and pronounce it delicate, and far from disagreeable in flavour.
The flying-fox visited the blossoms of the tea-tree at night, and made an incessant screeching noise.
Was worshipped in Savaii as a war god, and incarnate in the large bat, or flying-fox.