from The Century Dictionary.
- Bird-shaped; having the structure characteristic of the class Aves; avian, in a morphological sense.
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“It is possible,” said he, “that the object was an aviform apparatus — a flying machine!”
"It is possible," said he, "that the object was an aviform apparatus -- a flying machine!"
It is in fact, quite possible that all these more or less aviform reptiles of the Mesozoic epoch are not terms in the series of progression from birds to reptiles at all, but simply the more or less modified descendants of Palæozoic forms through which that transition was actually effected.
On a planet as Earthlike as this, aviform intelligence is impossible.”