from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flamingo.


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  • Languedoc they call flaman); its eyes were red, and flaming like a carbuncle; its ears green, like a Prasin emerald; its teeth like a topaz; its tail long and black, like jet; its feet white, diaphanous and transparent like a diamond, somewhat broad, and of the splay kind, like those of geese, and as Queen Dick’s used to be at Toulouse in the days of yore.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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