Camels

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A camel's hump is an ugly lump

A camel is a large mammal, used in the Middle East as a beast of burden. It has (depending on the species) one or two large humps on its back.

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  • It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • CAMEL, n. A quadruped (the Splaypes humpidorsus) of great value to the show business. There are two kinds of camels -- the camel proper and the camel improper. It is the latter that is always exhibited.
    • Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Dictionary (1906); republished as The Devil's Dictionary (1911).
  • A camel's hump is an ugly lump
  • 'Take my camel, dear,' said my aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.
  • The camel has a single hump,
    The dromedary, two;
    Or else the other way around;
    I'm never sure. Are you?
  • Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
    Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
  • The voice of any camel has a wide range in pessimistic eloquence; beyond question a camel has a vocabulary and can say many things, all of them discontented.
  • Looking athwart the burning flats, far off
    Seen by the high-necked camel on the verge
    Journeying southward
  • "A tradtionalist told me from one who had told him from Muhammad b. Talha from Uthman v. Abdul-Rahman that in the raid of Muharib and B. Thalaba the apostle had captured a slave called Yasar, and he put him in charge of his milch-camels to shepherd them in the neighborhood of al-Jamma. Some men of Qays of Kubba of Bajila came to the apostle suffering from an epidemic and enlarged spleens, and the apostle told them that if they went to the milch camels and drank their milk and their urine they would recover, so off they went.
    • From The Sirat Rasul Allah ( The Life of The Prophet of God ), by Ibn Ishaq (3) pages 677, 678

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