Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the beak hard and white as ivory: as, the ivory-billed woodpeckers of the genus Campophilus.
“A new UGA study suggests that ivory-billed woodpeckers could have persisted (in that it is possible as far as a population viability analysis goes).”
“After watching that video I'm glad woodpeckers (except for those giant pileated woodpeckers and the maybe-present-maybe-extinct ivory-billed) are relatively wee little birds.”
“I took off for a swamp in Louisiana to stake out what I hoped would prove to be an ivory-billed woodpecker.”
“I realized too that I was more curious about who and what she was than about the rarest of birds which, in the case of the ivory-billed woodpecker, was probably extinct.”
“The mikko descended wooden stairs from his steep-roofed palace, its ridgepole adorned with sculptures of ivory-billed woodpeckers.”
“Wind is a manifestation of Power, sent across the world by the four giant ivory-billed woodpeckers that live at the edges of the earth.”
“Like, "Speaker Boehner is playing ivory-billed woodpecker with Americans' hopes and dreams" or something?”
“I've read bits and pieces about the extinction of ivory-billed woodpeckers, but never heard that ornithologists were partly to blame.”
““Just, if you see an ivory-billed woodpecker, you want to be sure to get a picture.””
“But consider, if movies should go the way of the newspaper, the vinyl LP, and the ivory-billed woodpecker, then upon whom will we dump our toxic and voyeuristic love?”
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