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  • adj. Worthless; pointless; not deserving serious consideration.


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  • “no” to some slight observations of his about the many hawthorn-berries there would be for the birds this next winter, and the low-hanging clouds that would hardly hold up till morning.

    Adam Bede

  • Whatever was fatal for the birds seemed to be highly beneficial for the araneids.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • So Janshah abode with Shaykh Nasr, taking his pleasure in the Wady and eating of its fruits and laughing and making merry with the old man, and leading a right joyous life till the day appointed for the birds to pay their annual visit to the Governor.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The demise of Omega Chicken provides only a momentary lull in the violence for the birds in the run, unless his gruesome dispatch solves whatever scarcity real or imagined has plagued the lek.


  • The birds had now commenced what the people here call ‘sacaleli,’ or dancing-parties, in certain trees in the forest, which are not fruit-trees as I at first imagined, but which have an immense head of spreading branches and large but scattered leaves, giving a clear space for the birds to play and exhibit their plumes.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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  • Derived from birds pecking in the excrement of horses left in the streets.

    August 1, 2010