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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Picidae — a woodpecker.

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Examples

  • The evidence presented by [Picus] is simply not sufficient to guide policy.

    Sound Politics: State-commissioned peer reviews blast Washington Learns study

  • The research relied on by [Picus] is on average of low quality.

    Sound Politics: State-commissioned peer reviews blast Washington Learns study

  • Not the least bit put out, Ripley dressed and rejoined the party a few minutes later, whereupon he “modestly advised Mountbatten, who had greeted him a trifle coolly, that the Picus, though up to then unrepresented in his collection, was not unknown to science.”

    A Covert Affair

  • Immature red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus (formerly, Centurus carolinus; protonym, Picus carolinus), also known as the zebra woodpecker or the zebraback, photographed at Houston, Texas (USA).

    Mystery bird: red-bellied woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus

  • Examen vanitatis or mentioned Gianfrancesco, but another of Gianfrancesco's books, De rerum praenotione, seems to be his source for the opinions of little-known Greek philosophers and certain points of doctrine (OP, ed. Perrone Compagni, index s.v. Picus, Johannes Franciscus).

    Loss of Faith

  • The Indochinese endemic red-collared woodpecker (Picus rabieri) has been found at Sangthong, Lao PDR but not as far on the Thai bank.

    Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests

  • In a written response, Lawrence O. Picus and Allen Odden defended their report, in part, with the statement: We were not asked to identify an accountability system.

    Sound Politics: State-commissioned peer reviews blast Washington Learns study

  • A review by staff of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation did not find any discussion of these issues in the Washington Learns meeting minutes that followed, nor does the state contract with Picus and Associates require any development of accountability measures to ensure that current and new education policies and spending result in improved student achievement.

    Sound Politics: State-commissioned peer reviews blast Washington Learns study

  • Her consort was the flayed goat god of the Lupercalia, Faunus, another incarnation of Mars, who also appeared in bird-soul form as the sacred woodpecker Picus, giving oracles from the top of a phallic pillar in his shrine.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • They were spirits, ancestors – two-faced Janus, Saturn, Italus, Sabinus, grandfather Picus who was turned into the redcapped woodpecker but whose statue sat in stiff carved toga holding the sacred staff and shield -- a double row of grim figures in cracked and blackened cedar.

    'Lavinia'

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