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  • n. Plural form of broadbill.


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  • He found no barbets, no trogons, no broadbills, no shrikes.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Wallace mentioned six families of birds the woodpeckers, the trogons, the hornbills, the broadbills, the puffbirds, the bee-eaters that were abundant throughout Java, Borneo, Celebes, the whole western end of the archipelago, but missing from Aru.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • In the two following cases (39, 40) are grouped the varieties of the tody and broadbills, from the West Indies, and Brazil; and the curncuis from the southern parts of Asia and America.

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  • It was Dr. Ruben Jaen's claim that broadbills could be caught just as well in the daytime as at night and Jaen, a respected trustee of the International Game Fish Association, had plenty of catch statistics to back him up.

  • As many have proved to their satisfaction, what works off Islamorada will work anywhere there is deep water and broadbills.

  • Gaspeny has caught 147 broadbills himself; during a two-day in June 2007, the Bud N '

  • Anglers who bring in a swordfish with Richard Stanczyk can commission Gibbons to paint scenes on broadbills, the process of which had a learning curve.


  • Squid, arguably the favorite food of broadbills, have the ability to flash phosphorescent light to signal to each other in the inky blackness.

  • Lots of boats go after swordfish, but nobody has caught more broadbills than the crew of the Catch 22, including Gaspeny, Stanczyk's sons Ricky and Nick, his brother, Scott, and K.J. Zeherrig.

  • Gibbons, 62, a resident artist at Bud N'Mary's Marina in Islamorada, Fla., has painted several dozen broadbills and, despite the intense preparation, said he really enjoys working on such a small and unusual canvas.



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