Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to ornithology.
- adj. of or pertaining to ornithology
- adj. of or relating to ornithology
“Our intrepid (if long-suffering) heroine Chicken Jane attempts to save Scot and Dot from a hurtling ornithological hazard in this short-u-filled classic episode of “Fun with Chicken Jane.””
“The three islets to the east are part of a national ornithological reserve; there are more sea birds here, including puffins and frigatebirds, than anywhere else in the Lesser Antilles.”
“By the way, "zugunruhe" is a an obscure German ornithological term for the nighttime restlessness displayed by migratory birds.”
“A strange extension to this ornithological theme are the displays featuring a giant birdcage inhabited by a moody-looking half-dressed woman – symbolic, perhaps, of the anxious consumer, desperate to break out of their economic prison for a restorative shopping spree.”
“His office is on the speed dial of cities, states and airports swarmed by winged saboteurs, especially the Canada geese, European starlings and European rock pigeons that perch atop the current ornithological terror list.”
“I assumed the larger bird was the female, according to the ornithological books.”
“What kind of birds are those, Dad?" the Mannion guys and their mother wanted to know, as if I am the unimpeachable source of all things ornithological, an idea they picked up from their old man's habit of showing off the little bird lore that he has memorized.”
“The extra spacing between the bird-name and the "kennings", for instance, reflects the gulf between ornithological category and the elusive, living thing.”
“The lengthy memo the company published internally to explain why it was banning the use of the word tweet outside of an ornithological context.”
“The lengthy memo the company published internally to explain why it was banning the use of the word "tweet" outside of an "ornithological context.”
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