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  • n. An Australian logrunner, Sphenostoma cristatum, that has a wedge-shaped bill

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Australian crested insessorial bird (Sphenostoma cristatum) having a wedge-shaped bill. Its color is dull brown, like the earth of the plains where it lives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A humming-bird of the genus Schistes, having the bill of peculiar shape, rather thick for a hummer, and suddenly sharppointed. There are 2 species, both Ecuadorian, S. geoffroyi and S. personatus, 3½ inches long. See cut in preceding column.


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