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Definition: Australian sloth
, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w
slow. See Slow
1. Slowness; tardiness.
These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor
This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome. --Shak.
2. Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness;
[They] change their course to pleasure, ease, and
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of arboreal
edentates constituting the family Bradypodid[ae]
the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and
long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth
(see Illust. of Edentata
), and the ears and tail are
rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and
Note: The three-toed sloths belong to the genera Bradypus
, of which several species have been
described. They have three toes on each foot. The
best-known species are collared sloth (Bradypus tridactylus
), and the ai (Arctopitheus ai
two-toed sloths, consisting the genus Cholopus
two toes on each fore foot and three on each hind foot.
The best-known is the unau (Cholopus didactylus
South America. See Unau
. Another species (C. Hoffmanni
) inhabits Central America. Various large
extinct terrestrial edentates, such as Megatherium and
Mylodon, are often called sloths.
, or Native sloth
(Zo["o]l.), the koala.
(Zo["o]l.), a tardigrade.
(Zo["o]l.), a black or brown long-haired bear
, or Melursus labiatus
), native of
India and Ceylon; -- called also aswail
, labiated bear
, and jungle bear
. It is easily tamed and can be
taught many tricks.
(Zo["o]l.), a loris.