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  1. The haunch- bones are flat and narrow, and totally devoid of any basin- like formation; the passage through the pelvis is long and narrow, and the ischia have outwardly curved prominences, which, in life, are coated by callosities on which the animal habitually rests, and which are coarse, corn- like patches of skin wholly absent in the gorilla, in the chimpanzee, in the orang, and in man. - "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
  2. Though the first step in the production of horns on the heads of various herbivorous animals, may have been the growth of callosities consequent on the habit of butting- such callosities thus functionally initiated being afterwards developed in the most advantageous ways by selection; yet no explanation can be thus given of the sudden appearance of a duplicate set of horns, as occasionally happens in sheep: an addition which, where it proved beneficial, might readily be made a permanent trait by natural selection. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  3. The animal used to bite at his coronets and also the callosities above the knees and hocks until they bled, which they did quite easily. - "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.
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