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Saki  n.  (Zool.) Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Pithecia. They have large ears, and a long hairy tail which is not prehensile. Note: The black saki (Pithecia satanas), the white-headed (Pithecia leucocephala), and the red-backed, or hand-drinking, saki (Pithecia chiropotes), are among the best-known.






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"Saki" Quotes from Famous Books



... brazier and quilt are removed, and dinner makes its appearance. Before each guest is placed a small lacquer table, about six inches high, with a pair of chopsticks, a basin of soup, a bowl of rice, a saki cup, and a basin of hot water; while in the middle sat the four Japanese Hebes, with fires to keep the saki hot, and light the long pipes they carried, from which they wished their visitors to take a whiff after each dish. Saki is a kind of spirit, distilled from rice, always drunk hot ...
— Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century • W. H. Davenport Adams

... not lest Existence closing your Account, and mine, shall know the like no more; The Eternal Saki from that Bowl has pour'd Millions of Bubbles like us, ...
— The Glory Of The Conquered • Susan Glaspell



Words linked to "Saki" :   alcoholic beverage, genus Pithecia, alcohol, Munro, New World monkey, platyrrhinian, rice beer, sake, H. H. Munro, Nihon, platyrrhine, author, alcoholic drink, writer, intoxicant, inebriant, Nippon, japan, rice, Hector Hugh Munro



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