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A large grey SE Asian gecko with orange and blue spots, having a loud call that resembles its name.
- ‘While living here I have spotted many, including small shiny skinned skinks, geckos (jing-jocks and tokays), and large monitor lizards.’
- ‘Other familiar predators are geckoes, tokays and frogs, and I know which I prefer in my home.’
- ‘To find out how the setae release particles, they first took setal arrays from tokay geckos and affixed them to acetate strips with cyanoacrylate gel.’
- ‘A single seta of the tokay gecko is approximately 100 microns in length and 5 microns in diameter.’
- ‘The gecko example that has been most fully studied is the tokay, Gekko gecko.’
Mid 18th century: from Malay dialect toke', from Javanese tekèk, imitative of its call.
A sweet aromatic wine, originally made near Tokaj in Hungary.
- ‘To go with it we took a 1995 Tokay and a 1998 Noble Reisling.’
- ‘During the meal, however, he drank 12 bottles of wine followed by a Tokay, a Paphos, a Madeira, and a Falernian with the fruit.’
- ‘I really think people should also consider say Fino Sherry and, of course, Tokay.’
- ‘We, however, were so delighted by our sweet Malaga, Concord, Tokay and Muscat that they were never secreted away for dinner's end.’
- ‘While Tokay struggled through socialism to re-emerge in splendour, Cotnari, which used to appear in Paris restaurants as ‘Pearle de la Moldovi’ faded from sight.’
- ‘It has nothing to do with the Hungarian wine Tokay.’
- ‘The Tea Room is hung with silks embroidered with the initials of the Emperor Franz-Josef, who once sipped his Tokay here in the entr'act.’
- ‘The amazing Bulgarian ‘royal’ wine, a Tokay Aszu, was sipped with the dessert of chocolate mousse on a caramelised almond ice cream.’
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