Definition of Countershading

1. [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Countershading

counters
countersalient
countersang
countersank
counterscale
counterscarp
counterscarps
counterseal
countersealed
countersealing
counterseals
countersecure
countersecured
countersecures
countersecuring
countershading (current term)
countershadings
countershaft
countershafts
countershock
countershot
countershots
countersign
countersignal
countersignals
countersignature
countersignatures
countersigned
countersigning
countersigns

Literary usage of Countershading

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1. Life-histories of African Game Animals by Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Heller (1914)
"If countershading were produced by selection working for concealment, ... In the case of beasts of prey, the prime use of countershading would be when ..."

2. General Biology: A Book of Outlines and Practical Studies for the General by James George Needham (1910)
"... the gray of the body when the shadow of the body is added to it will be most striking, and the advantage of the lighter countershading will be apparent. ..."

3. The Rediscovered Country by Stewart Edward White (1915)
"countershading. Considered as a tendency, as a fact, among others, ... In other words, countershading tends not so much to conceal an animal when he is ..."

4. Life-histories of African Game Animals by Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Heller (1914)
"... by its countershading. Apparently its coloration may fairly be called concealing, and yet apparently this quality of its coloration is of little or no ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"It does not «ay that patterns and countershading exist to conceal animals, but shows that thry do always conceal them. ..."

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