Fatlike vs Batlike - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between fatlike and batlike

is that fatlike is resembling fat (the chemical substance) or some aspect of it while batlike is having characteristics similar to those of a bat, usually used with reference to the flying mammal.

fatlike

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(en adjective)
  • Resembling fat (the chemical substance) or some aspect of it.
  • batlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having characteristics similar to those of a bat, usually used with reference to the flying mammal.
  • * 1838: William Gifford, et al., The Quarterly Review , p. 113:
  • ... ''they cling, like creepers or women, to the nearest support, to fly from that corroding ennui and listlessness, those tumults of the mind, which flit batlike amid the golden-groined ceilings, and cannot be dispelled by the lictor guard.
  • * 1916 ,
  • He had told himself bitterly as he walked through the streets that she was a figure of the womanhood of her country, a batlike soul waking to the consciousness of itself in darkness and secrecy and loneliness.
  • * 1953 , L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between
  • There was a trap somewhere, I felt sure; and though I didn't know the term "hush-money," its meaning flittered, bat-like , about my mind.
  • * 1981 , James B. Twitchell, The Living Dead: A Study of the Vampire in Romantic Literature , p. 29
  • The most famous of these Los Caprichos is “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” (plate 43), which has a sky full of batlike creatures.
  • Similar to that of a bat
  • * 1912 , Charles B. Hayward, Dirigible Balloons , p. 1:
  • His sketches show the details of batlike wings which were to spread out on the downward stroke and fold up with the upward stroke.
  • * 2006 , Les Beletsky, Birds of the World , p. 180:
  • The Oilbird is one of the few bird species to use batlike echolocation to help navigate the night and cave darkness.

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