from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An order of birds, including the common domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, quails, and allied forms; -- sometimes called Rasores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Linnean order of birds, the fifth of the system, composed of the genera Didus, Pavo, Meleagris, Crax, Phasianus, Numida, and Tetrao. It is practically the same as the later order Gallinace√¶, or Rasores without the pigeons.
  • An order of birds, the Gallinace√¶ of authors, from which sundry non-conformable genera have been eliminated; the same as the Alectoromorph√¶ of Huxley.


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  • _Depluming scabies_ is caused by _Sarcoptes laevis var. gallinae_.

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  • _The small, red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) _ remains on the surface of the body only when feeding, and spends the rest of the time under collections of filth and in cracks in the roosts and walls of the house.

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  • Pransus sum Streathamiae agninum crus coctum cum herbis (spinach) comminutis, farcimen farinaceum cum uvis passis, lumbos bovillos, et pullum gallinae: Turcicae; et post carnes missas, ficus, uvas, non admodum maturas, ita voluit anni intemperies, cum malis Persicis, iis tamen duris.

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  • The parasite that causes the disease, Trichomonas gallinae

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  • According to this gentleman, the crop, or craw, of a cuckoo does not lie before the sternum at the bottom of the neck, as in the _gallinae_, _columbae_, etc., but immediately behind it, on and over the bowels, so as to make a large protuberance in the belly.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2

  • '_quam maximas_ ... gratias agat' and _ND_ II 129 'gallinae [' hens '] ... cubilia sibi nidosque construunt eosque _quam possunt mollissime_ substernunt'.

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  • ( "_huic gallinae immolabantur_") may have had the same function originally, for the cock is always the sun-bird.

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  • Mihi etiam deeffe muita videntur, aiia a librariis fuifle tor - et etiam prima eo tempore '] Haec omifit Crefc. qui ha - tet: poji natafunt, non funt/uppohenda et-gallinae, quae rojira aut vngues non habent acutos, incubare debent, aliae in condpiendo et ouando potius quam incubando occupatae effe conuenit.

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