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extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others co Adapid , Adapid group
tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid Algeripithecus minutus
Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960) Boris Leonidovich Pasternak , Boris Pasternak , Pasternak
tax levied on households by local authorities; based on the estimated value of the property and the number of people living in it council tax
complaint or protest to authorities demarche
statement or protest addressed by citizens to public authorities démarche
formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities direct-grant school
interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government) dragoman
someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee) fixer , influence peddler
authorities disagree over whether to classify the genus as bird or dinosaur genus Mononychus
someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers) mutineer
religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities office
extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only Omomyid , Omomyid group
refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities) repudiation
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