Monkey. The general name of the ape. baboon, and 'simia tribe, the several varieties of which are principally found in the tropical climates. They inhabit forests in prodigious numbers, and, though mischievous, their manners are fantastical and interesting. They Lave hands like man, and also, walk on two legs, but they practise no arts beyond what are suggested by the necessities of the hour. They are affectionate to their young, and often exhibit great sagacity, but their brain is smaller than that of man, and they are without his risible muscle, and less in size. They throw missiles with great dexterity, and live on vegetables.

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