GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Having horizontal stripes on the back, reminiscent of a ladder; -- used of birds.
“Compare this bird with the golden-fronted woodpecker that has yellow on the forehead and back of the neck; the red-headed woodpecker that has an all-red head and neck, and the ladder-backed woodpecker that has a black-and-white striped head.”
“The ladder-backed woodpecker can be distinguished from several congeners: the range-restricted Nuttall's woodpecker, P. nuttallii, is noticeably darker; with narrower white stripes especially below its eyes, white feathers at the base of its upper mandible, whiter underparts, and outer tail feathers with spots.”
“Here's a video of a male ladder-backed woodpecker extracting insects from the thick bark of a pine tree in Santa Fe, New Mexico video uploaded 20 April 2011:Visit ontology's YouTube channel video link.”
“Response: This is an adult male ladder-backed woodpecker, Picoides scalaris, a species that specialises in arid and semi-arid habitats: wooded canyons, cottonwood groves, pine and pine oak woodlands, desert scrub, and desert grasslands dominated by mesquite.”
“The only furniture in the room was a ladder-backed chair, a small table with a lamp on it and a round wooden tub banded in iron.”
“At the end of the street a band of men were erecting battlements with all manner of household items: ladder-backed chairs, divans, kitchen tables, an old pianoforte that emitted an off-kilter arpeggio as it rattled across the cobblestone.”
“He leaned it against a ladder-backed chair and removed the cloth.”
“A mahogany table with six ladder-backed chairs was angled to take advantage of the view.”
“Miss A-W cast a scornful look over her shoulder as she crossed the sitting room and deposited herself in a ladder-backed wooden rocking chair sans a single softening cushion.”
“He nodded to a ladder-backed chair in the corner draped with a faded blanket.”
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