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- n. A genus of swallows, of the family Hirundinidæ, having a small tuft of feathers isolated at the bottom of the tarsus, a slightly forked tail, the edge of the outer primary not serrate, and plain mouse-gray and white plumage. The type-is the well-known bank-swallow, C. riparia, widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. See cut under
bank-swallow. The proper name of the genus is Clivicola (which see).
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