Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as parrakeet.
- n. any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
“A bird with a yellow head, which, from the structure of its beak, we called a parroquet, is likewise very common.”
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
“A bird with a yellow head, which, from the ftru&ure of its beak, we called a parroquet, is like - wife very common.”
“Then another bird called the parroquet complained in the sky, and said: “I am your portent; ye shall die.””
“Gun Gallery in Stockholm, I felt that I had to direct some traffic to Show Studio's site because some spectacular videos are now up that feature the parroquet, which is a more slender version of the parrot, in action.”
“For birds, they moftly belonged to the different fpecies we have before noticed in the channel of Dentrecafteaux, a particular kind of parroquet and a beautiful bulfinch excepted, which was the firft of its fpecies we faw.”
“We were then a little quiet again, and got something to eat; for while the vessels were here every bit of fish or vegetable was taken on board, and I had often to make a small parroquet serve for two meals.”
“The only bird new to me which I obtained at Lorok was the fine long-tailed parroquet (Palaeornis longicauda).”
“The most remarkable were the fine crimson lory, Eos rubra — a brush-tongued parroquet of”
“Birds, though not remarkably numerous, are in great variety, and of the most exquisite beauty of plumage, among which are the cockatoo, lory, and parroquet; but the bird which principally claims attention is, a species of ostrich, approaching nearer to the emu of South America than any other we know of.”
“It represented a parroquet intensely crimson, on a background uniformly emerald; and the eyes of the melancholy lover dwelt wistfully upon the snowy hands selecting the different colors from a tortoise-shell work-box filled with spools of silk.”
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