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Visitors can also watch men and women creating items out of porcupine quills or making arrowheads.
The research collected observations of the sharks from 1983 to 2014, finding that the fish consumed 192 unique meals ranging from birds, bats and porcupines to trash like bags of chips and even condoms.
There were always adventures of skunks or porcupine coming in.
Cora’s dog friend Freya returned to us early in the trip with a solitary porcupine quill protruding from her nose.
Each contrada is represented by a mascot (porcupine, unicorn, she-wolf, and so on) and a distinctive flag — colors worn and flown all year long, but omnipresent as the race nears.
While the boys took in the view at Glacier — its massive glaciers shrouded in glistening white snow — porcupines chewed flat all four of the hearse’s tires.
Two 20kg nocturnal porcupines had been tracked to their tunnel system in a termite mound.
My family has lived in our suburban home for seven years, and from the minute a few neighbors whispered that the former tenant died in our house, I’ve been bristled up like a porcupine.
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Origin and Etymology of porcupine
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of porcupine for English Language Learners
: a small animal that has very stiff, sharp parts (called quills) all over its body
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