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pelican in her piety

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a representation of a pelican in the act of wounding her breast in order to nourish her young with her blood; -- a practice fabulously attributed to the bird, on account of which it was adopted as a symbol of the Redeemer, and of charity.

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