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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large American vulture of the family Cathartid√¶, the Sarcorhamphus papa: so called because the smaller vultures, as turkey-buzzards and carrion-crows, are often driven from their repasts by this more powerful bird of prey.

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