Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See sicsac.

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Examples

  • The ziczac curve does not deviate (or drift away) from the temperature curve during the recent 70 years (from which I have a good record).

    Roll Over, Preisendorfer « Climate Audit

  • Poulton, Mr. E.B., on variable colours of larvae and pupae, 196, 198 on concealments of insects by resemblance to environment, 202 on protective form of Notodonta ziczac, 210 on inedibility of conspicuous larvae, 237

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Even an unusual angular form, like a crooked twig or inorganic substance, may be protective; as Mr. Poulton thinks is the case with the curious caterpillar of Notodonta ziczac, which, by means of a few slight protuberances on its body, is able to assume an angular and very unorganic-looking appearance.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • No razzing Georgia or moments of silence. lekahe Olympic Luger Dies After Crash ziczac I Giochi olimpici di VANCOUVER 2010 iniziano male!

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  • New moon ziczac New Moon: Taylor Lautner oscura Robert Pattinson.

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  • Yup. That's the one.

    November 26, 2008

  • See pluvian.

    November 26, 2008

  • The Egyptian Plover, Pluvianus Ʀgyptius (Charadrius melanocephalus). May have been the trochilus or "crocodile bird," said by Herodotus to live on insects inhabiting crocodiles' throats and/or teeth and thereby to serve as a warning to the crocodile of intruders or danger. The name "ziczac" derives from the sound of the bird's call.

    November 26, 2008