from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English name of the stitchwort, Stellaria Holostea, from the fragility of its joints.
- n. A book-name for the giant fulmar, Ossifraga gigantea: usually called capehen by sailors; also, rarely used in books for the osprey, Pandion haliaëtus and the lammergeier, Gypaëtus barbatus.
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The rest of us learned that sticks and stones breakbones.