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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ground-dove .


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  • I got another specimen of the rare New Guinea kite (Henicopernis longicauda), a large new goatsucker (Podargus superciliaris), and a most curious ground-pigeon of an entirely new genus, and remarkable for its long and powerful bill.

    The Malay Archipelago


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