“Nothing in the nature around us is evil,” he wrote. “This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.”
“The just-hatched cuckoo, still blind and featherless, has a special hollow like a dimple on its back,” he continued, “so that it can hump out of the nest, one by one, its companion fledglings.”
shoot from the hip
phrase of shoot
- 1British informal [with object and adverbial of direction] Carry (a heavy object) with difficulty:‘he continued to hump cases up and down the hotel corridor’
- 2[with object] Make hump-shaped:‘he turned and humped his body to avoid a rope’
- 3vulgar slang [with object] Have sexual intercourse with.
- 4usually in imperative hump offIrish informal Go away.