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A tropical American monkey with coarse fur and a long bushy nonprehensile tail.
- ‘While still at university, although she had never camped in the wild or even traveled outside the United States, she received a small grant to study sakis, a small primate that lives in little-explored areas of Guyana.’
- ‘A Fulbright scholar and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Mireya Mayor received her first grant to study the rare brown-bearded saki and white-faced saki in the unexplored areas of Guyana in South America when she was 23.’
- ‘On a research visit to German zoos, he glimpsed his first uakari and saki monkeys, species indigenous to Brazil.’
Late 18th century: via French from Tupi saui.
- variant spelling of sake
- ‘Their most famous alcoholic beverage is saki or rice wine, but this isn't an everyday drink in the same way.’
- ‘I stuck to cold saki served in little crown-corked bottles like Orangina bottles.’
- ‘His fellow clansmen try to persuade him to join them for a swift saki or two but he always declines, earning him the nickname of The Twilight Samurai.’
- ‘Words of gratitude and respect were directed towards us and were soon drowned by loud cheers and flowing cups of beer and saki throughout the room.’
- ‘I managed to change and spent my last few evenings with my new-found friends drinking whisky and saki.’
(1870–1916), British short-story writer, born in Burma; pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro. His stories encompass the satiric, comic, macabre, and supernatural, and frequently depict animals as agents seeking revenge on humankind.
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