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  • verb Present participle of nictate.


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  • In my picture his nictating membranes are over his eyes, so he looks like a little zombie meerkat.

    Birthday, Part III

  • RevDeb, quick look for image of nictating membrane – although I was looking for reptiles, but hey, chicken works as well one other field mark: look for the ones sporting the Rainbow Six backpacks

    Firedoglake » Viva Las Vegas…

  • Over and my family teases me about my resemblance to Kathy Harris – minus the nictating membrane and btw T-Rex, very cute indeed, caught ya over at your place today

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Tapping the Source

  • Any thoughts on how we spot the invasion of the trolls at YKos nictating membrances are always my first clue, although the cheetos ‘ring’, or scent of paste are often handy linked text

    Firedoglake » Viva Las Vegas…

  • His skin was dull, and nictating membranes were half-deployed across his eyes.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The nictating membranes of the third eyelid retracted so that his eyes were fully open and bright as the highest caliber peridots.

    Acorna's Rebels

  • And then the nictating membrane of the eye blinked.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Wind rushed past his face, tore at his feathers, thundered in his ears; he brought the nictating membranes over his eyes to protect them.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale

  • He closed his reptilian eyes briefly, which was no closing at all, for he had only nictating membranes.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • The dust kept getting behind Turtle's nictating membranes.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps


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