He's quite a cheeky little monkey, isn't he?
I've got this monkey on my back, and going to detox is the only way to get it off.
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Here are some ways to build your table inspired by the tableaus set by these five creatives from Wing on Wo’s supine monkey centerpiece to Gohar World’s Battenberg lace wine glass slipper.—Chloe Malle, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2023 Each episode of Scavengers Reign is packed with absolutely bizarre alien life, from hypnotic killer monkeys to aquatic egg-eating monstrosities.—Andrew Webster, The Verge, 23 Nov. 2023 Earlier this year, a 3-year-old boy was abducted by a monkey that carried the child up a cliff.—Michael Lee, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2023 Researchers created a monkey that combines cells from two different individuals; a lab technique gave it a strange green glow
Scientists have just achieved a milestone in stem-cell biology after creating a monkey from two embryos.—Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 Here guests will spy a hanging monkey, trying to manipulate a timer that is designed to release food.—Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Scientists have just achieved a milestone in stem-cell biology after creating a monkey from two embryos.—Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 Deer and boars, in particular, can wreak havoc on agricultural produce, while encounters between humans and monkeys or bears can escalate into dangerous confrontations.—Anthony Trotter, ABC News, 31 Oct. 2023 The two held up 21-month-old son Dawson, who wore an Abu onesie costume, complete with the monkey's purple vest.—Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023
The Bears will be prepared for the environment, but getting that Morgantown monkey off their back will take a lot more than imagined.—Michael Haag, Dallas News, 10 Oct. 2022 With supply running low toward the end of most evenings, savvy bun fanatics don’t monkey around, routinely calling ahead to request an extra skillet of rolls set aside just for them. Ettan.—Valerie Demicheva and Flora Chang, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2021 But this experiment isn't about monkeying around—this a real security and safety hazard, the researchers point out in a new paper.—Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 31 Jan. 2020 To make matters more confusing, Apple monkeyed around with the names of the new stuff.—Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, 15 Sep. 2019 See More
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probably of Low German origin; akin to Moneke, name of an ape, probably of Romance origin; akin to Old Spanish mona monkey