from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To wrap in or as if in cerecloth.
- n. A fleshy or waxlike membrane at the base of the upper beak in certain birds, such as parrots, through which the nostrils open.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A waxy protuberance at the base of the upper beak in certain birds.
- v. To wax; to cover or close with wax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The soft naked sheath at the base of the beak of birds of prey, parrots, and some other birds. See beak.
- transitive v. To wax; to cover or close with wax.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wax, or cover with wax, or with a cerecloth.
- n. Wax.
- n. In ornith.: Properly, a fleshy cutaneous or membranous, sometimes feathered, covering of the base of the upper mandible of a bird, as of all birds of prey and parrots: so called from its waxy appearance. A bare space about the base of the upper mandible, or a fleshy prominence in that situation, or a distinct part of the covering of the upper mandible, though of the same texture as the rest.
- n. Also cera and ceroma.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
- v. wrap up in a cerecloth
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For the betterment of all, they shouldered the burden of being the huntsmen and butchers, the judges and jailers, the hangmen and executioners, the grave-diggers and cere-clothiers.
There was a deep gash from the top of his beak, through the cere, and a nick in his eyelid, clearly from the same blow.
The gryphon had his beak clamped around a bedroll, and flinched every time she pierced his cere with the needle.
For many kids, getting to the end is now simply a matter of making it through one more excruciating cere ...
Sau oare a privi slava lui Dumnezeu în viaţa lui Isus ne cere să gândim altfel despre slavă, despre glorie?
Apoi introduce un concept familiar în epoca în care evanghelia a fost scrisă, însă care cere explicaţie şi clarificaţie în vremea noastră.
Droplets gathered on its bare cere and rolled forward, filling the hole on its beak.
Sitting down with their new native friends for a Thanksgiving feast might have been perfectly acceptable, but when Governor William Bradford discovered a few of his fellow Pilgrims trying to celebrate Christmas the year after their arrival, he broke up the cere-monies and ordered everyone back to their jobs.
Marquis of Dorset+ seemed sound and handsomely cere-clothed, that after seventy-eight years was found uncorrupted.
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