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  1. camels

    A camel (from: Latin: camelus and Greek: κάμηλος (kamēlos) from Hebrew or Phoenician: גָמָל gāmāl.) is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fiber and felt from hair). Camels are working animals especially suited to their desert habitat and are a vital means of transport for passengers and cargo. There are three surviving species of camel. The one-humped dromedary makes up 94% of the world's camel population, and the two-humped Bactrian camel makes up 6%. The Wild Bactrian camel is a separate species and is now critically endangered. The word camel is also used informally in a wider sense, where the more correct term is "camelid", to include all seven species of the family Camelidae: the true camels (the above three species), along with the "New World" camelids: the llama, the alpaca, the guanaco, and the vicuña, which belong to the separate tribe Lamini. Camelids originated in North America during the Eocene, with the ancestor of modern camels, Paracamelus, migrating across the Bering land bridge into Asia during the late Miocene, around 6 million years ago.

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  1. camels

    All large ships are built, at St. Petersburg, in a dockyard off the Granite Quay, where the water is shallow; therefore a number of camels or caissons are kept at Cronstadt, for the purpose of carrying them down the river. Camels are hollow cases of wood, constructed in two halves, so as to embrace the keel, and lay hold of the hull of a ship on both sides. They are first filled with water and sunk, in order to be fixed on. The water is then pumped out, when the vessel gradually rises, and the process is continued until the ship is enabled to pass over the shoal. Similar camels were used at Rotterdam about 1690.

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  1. mascle

  2. mescal

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of camels in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of camels in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of camels in a Sentence

  1. Alfred Galik:

    Camels are alien species in Europe and Austria, [and] the town of Tulln is closely situated to the large river/stream of the Danube.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Yeah, let me tell you the difference, secretary Kerry, I guess in order to reassure the left-leaning members of his own party, said it would sort be like a pinprick. You know, it really would not be of any great consequence. I don't know whether he had in mind knocking out a couple of camels or what. But this was a strike that was well-planned, well-executed, went right to the heart of the matter, which is using chemical weapons. So had I seen that kind of approach by President Obama, I'm sure I would've signed up.

  3. Tariq Madani:

    Coming into close contact with the nasal secretions of camels is a major risk factor, the main transmission is actually human to human.

  4. Luka Jurkovic:

    We will have to scale it up a bit as camels are obviously bigger.

  5. Joe Lewis:

    I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.

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