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- adj. pennate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as pennate.
- In medieval armor, having side-pieces which are pressed out by a spring: as, a pennated dagger or sword.
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“Your winged and pennated child arrived yesterday by the grace of God and his vicar the Secretary of State,” he wrote Saint-Gaudens.
The nests of this species that I have seen have been very slight flimsy structures, nearly hemispherical cups, composed of fine twigs and the leaf-stalks of pennated leaves a little bound together with cobwebs and thinly lined with fine hair-like grass.
A nest that was placed in the fork of a bough was composed entirely of slender twigs, the petioles of some pennated-leaved tree, bound together all round the outside with abundance of cobwebs, so that notwithstanding the incoherent nature of the materials the nest was extremely firm.
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