from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A restricted genus of butcher-birds, of simple bluish-gray and white coloration, varied with black on the wings and tail; the gray shrikes.
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- n. type genus of the Laniidae: typical shrikes
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The man was crude and thick-skinned enough not to mind having a job descriptiongladiatorial school owner (lanista, in Latin)that Romans compared to butcher (lanius) or pimp (leno).
The towee bird (fringilla erythrophthalma) are very numerous, as are a species of bluish grey butcher bird (lanius.)
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
The next bird that I procured (on the 21st May) was a male red-backed butcher bird, _lanius collurio_.
A gentleman sent me lately a fine specimen of the _lanius minor cinerascens cum macula in scapulis alba_, _Raii_; which is a bird that, at the time of your publishing your two first volumes of "British