Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a forked tail; scissor-tailed; swallow-tailed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-tailed; -- said of many birds.
“The Strength of One Armis based on a dugong - (a fork-tailed manatee) that sailors, she tells me, used to mistake as mermaids.”
“The Strength of One Armis based on a dugong - a fork-tailed manatee that sailors, she tells me, used to mistake as mermaids.”
“High over them all, arched, black, angular, fork-tailed, and crooked winged like a terror of prehistory circled the magnificent frigate birds.”
“I have only an index-less proof copy but, without too much trouble, I've found accounts of Leonardo da Vinci's obsession with fork-tailed birds, swallows as well as kites.”
“As I wrote in my 2004 book list back when I read it: "PI does not have white sand and those traffic jams at the gatehouse during the fork-tailed flycatcher's visit that year were definitely people who came to see the bird.”
“That's why I laughed my ... off when I read in Mark Obmascik's The Big Year that when one of the competitors comes to tick off the fork-tailed flycacther at Parker River NWR the cars lined up at the gatehouse are there for the "white sand beaches" and not for the fork-tailed flycatcher.”
“And when there's a rarity like a black-tailed godwit or a fork-tailed flycatcher, the traffic jams on the refuge's one road are legendary.”
“I remember watching the barn swallows on my grandparent's farm, fork-tailed acrobats of the sky, darting in and out of rafters, following roads only they could see, living life just ahead of their bodies.”
“The Germans used to call it "the fork-tailed devil.”
“From the top tray, she picked up a small ivory carving, a fork-tailed swallow dark yellow with years, and stroked her thumb along the curved wings.”
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