Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spine-tailed swift; a bird of the genus Chætura, as the common chimney-swift of the United States. See cuts under Chætura and mucronate.

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  • Burrowing away, she stops at last and prepares a natal chamber, hollowing it from the living traverser, paralysing its flesh with her needletail to prevent it healing again.

    HOTHOUSE

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