from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to ornithology.
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- adjective Of or relating to
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The partners remained superior in manner, though unable to conceal a natural resentment; they had adopted "Oriole" not out of a sentiment for the city of Baltimore, nor, indeed, on account of any ornithologic interest of theirs, but as a relic left over from an abandoned club or secret society, which they had previously contemplated forming, its members to be called "The Orioles" for no reason whatever.
It is more than suspected that he sucks eggs, and even murder in the first degree -- ornithologic infanticide -- has been laid to his charge.