Animal Adjectives


While watching a Jacky Chan movie the other night, some friends and I started discussing the many animal styles that show up in martial arts films. We started discussing animals you never see in these. You know, you never hear about a style combining the ferocity of the tiger, the precision of the crane, and the calm irrelevance of the marmot.

After further thought, this generalized to the question of what adjectives don't apply to what animals. Consider the majestic grace of the squirrel. (Technically, of course, that's a noun, but it's a characteristic in any event.)

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