from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the smaller ducks, such as the teal: so named because it sells for half the price of the larger species.


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  • He laughed and jeered at Jerry with falsetto chucklings that were more like the jungle-noises of tree-dwelling creatures, half-bird and half-man, than of a man, all man, and therefore a god.


  • Hieroglyphs and half-bird, half-human figures were cut into the soaring walls, and I stretched to touch them.

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  • That “mixed blood” refers to shape-shifters, creatures half-human and half-bird or - reptile.

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  • The sculptor, who died in 1993, is thought to have been inspired to create the 1.9 metre-high half-man, half-bird figure in plaster after reading in Paris Match about a real-life birdman, Léo Valentin, who tried to fly, Icarus-like, with wings.

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  • There is a gold vessel in the shape of a creature that is half-bird, half-woman: the "kimnari" of Hindu mythology.

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  • Half-dolphin, half-bird, Fin-Fin responds to people through the enclosed SmartSensor.

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  • With tattooed lips, bared teeth, plumage hair, she is like some strange half-bird, half-woman predator in a dream, who shows up each night to peck at my liver the way that vulture did to Prometheus.


  • Locals described it as a half-reptile, half-bird creature with octopus ...

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  • Tyros kidnaps Hawkgirl, and the gem turns her into a half-bird creature, who Tyros commands to attack Hawkman!

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  • Maid, I to see afar off one of the half-bird monsters, that I did see before upon this place where there did be naught save great stones and boulders for a great way that did be many miles.

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