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used in Oryx and Crake

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no longer in force; or having ceased to exist or live
  • Jimmy's [codename] was Thickney, after a defunct Australian double-jointed bird that used to hang around in cemeteries, and...
    p. 81.6
defunct = having ceased to exist
  • Also, to set the queasy at ease, it was claimed that none of the defunct pigoons ended up as bacon and sausages: no one would want to eat an animal whose cells might be identical with at least some of their own.
    p. 23.9
  • Perhaps it's a crocodile, escaped from a defunct Cuban handbag farm and working its way north along the shore.
    p. 105.5
  • Not to mention some arm-twisting — Jimmy suspected — on the part of his dad, who'd known the Martha Graham president from their long-defunct mutual summer camp and probably had the dirt on him.
    p. 174.9
  • It took him a moment, but then he remembered it: the boring Web interactive with all those defunct animals and plants.
    p. 214.2
  • He searched the Web for the HottTotts site, hoping that something familiar would help him to feel less isolated, but it was defunct.
    p. 260.0

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