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  • But if you do have space in your brain, you can of course try to store the information that turtledoves are owl-like doves with turtle shells that live by scratching out the eyes of their own young.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • I thank God every day for her influences, and I can picture her vividly as she was back then: a sturdy woman with a shock of white hair, and owl-like, light-framed glasses with tinted lenses that dominated her gentle face.

    Fallin’ Up

  • From his owl-like perch in one of DFW's two air-traffic control towers, John Morrow 's head swivels side to side, up and down, and occasionally behind him.

    Summer Travel, as Seen From the Airport Control Tower

  • He paged through it with an anxious finger, blinking owl-like behind his glasses and muttering: Wherewhereah, here it is!

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • Antrobus was sitting up in his cot bed, peering with owl-like eyes through the wooden bars.

    Worldshaker

  • Altringham (1999) drew attention to this possibility, noting that the eyes of some species ‘are almost owl-like’ (p. 219).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • I want to adopt one of the fuzzy owl-like creatures!

    Sunday Sweets: Off-the-Shelf Cuteness

  • And I personally wish they'd stuck closer to Gibbons' design for Nite-Owl including that great owl-like mask.

    New Watchmen Character Pics! | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Winslow sneaks into the Paradise, makes up his face and dons an owl-like mask and black leather costume, becoming The Phantom of the Paradise so he can terrorize Swan and his musicians.

    the 1970s

  • This nickname was supposedly for his hoarse voice, though it could have been for his tricky manner, owl-like wisdom, or maybe that he had a particular shade of red hair, all of which the term can mean, depending on dialect, accent, and spelling.

    Pukulan Pentjak Silat Sera Plinck

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