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- adj. having a wattle
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of wattle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with wattles, or pendent fleshy processes at the chin or throat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a wattle or wattles, as a bird; specifically, in heraldry, noting a cock's head, and the like, when the wattles are of a different tincture from the rest: generally used in the expression wattled and combed. Also jewlapped, jelloped, and barbed.
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It had turned a blind eye to the pristine state of the area and to its biodiversity, including rare birds such as wattled cranes and other red data species, the groups said.
Craning its thick, wattled neck back and forth as if seeking the origin of its summoning.
I guess the feathered, red wattled bird is out of the proverbial bag.
Unloved as food, it is also picked on for its looks: humans don't have wattled throats – they have turkey necks.
One team discovered a new bird, the wattled smoky honeyeater, within seconds of leaving their expedition helicopter.
Other endangered restricted range species that migrate seasonally to this ecoregion are the three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) and the bare-necked umbrella bird (Cephalopterus glabricollis).
I studied his face in the close-ups, looking for the long-haired apple-cheeked player I remembered from the '70s, but his craggy face and wattled neck refused to cooperate.
I'm having my driver's license photo taken today and I have what looks like another head trying to emerge from that wattled area beneath my chin.
Brak's powerful fingers closed around the retainer's wattled throat.
For those who aren't familiar with the case, in a nutshell, during the 2000 campaign season when Siegelman, a popular statewide Dem refused to play the Southern Dixiecrat role and back the word-mugging Texas Governor and would-be President-elect during the endorsement and post-November hanging-chad phase — and vociferously came out against Bush, he made an enemy of the administration and its heavily-wattled kneecapper Karl Rove.
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