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  • n. Plural form of flamingo.


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  • On that part of it where we first attempted to land there stood some very large birds, called flamingoes: these, from the reflection of the sun, appeared to us at a little distance as large as men; and, when they walked backwards and forwards, we could not conceive what they were: our captain swore they were cannibals.

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  • The sea coast provides important sites for many nesting and migratory birds such as flamingoes, geese, ducks, gulls, terns, swans.

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  • Among the examples here from Laurelton Hall are the wisteria transoms in the dining room; the living room's "Maiden feeding flamingoes in the court of a Roman house" window; and the earthy "Pumpkin and beets," depicting those humble root vegetables with a rich, jewel-like intensity.

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  • The hill was surrounded by the rich, seemingly infinite marshlands of Kamarg — a lonely landscape populated by wild white bulls, horned horses, and giant scarlet flamingoes so large they could easily lift a grown man.

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  • It makes no difference whether he claims identity with pink flamingoes, green geckos, or blue spruce.

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  • You can walk along the wooden walkways over the water, or simply along the coastal paths, admiring the nature and the pink flamingoes.

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  • The six cast members are not idle at all, but leap around the stage transforming suitcases into runways, mini-bars and bathroom cabinets, turning shopping baskets into flamingoes and balloons into dirigibles.

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  • They could be out to shoot pink-plastic flamingoes or newspaper cut-outs of the President taped to an oil drum.

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  • Outbursts like this are as rare around here as plastic pink flamingoes on a front lawn.

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  • Troy pulled into a driveway, and the headlights swung across a yard dotted with pink flamingoes.



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