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  • noun Fear of birds.


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  • The British midfielder is a sufferer of ornithophobia, the fear of birds -- the feathered kind, not the human female kind, with which Beckham seems to have absolutely no problems.

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE

  • Fear of animals is called zoophobia, of birds ornithophobia, of fish, ichthyophobia, of reptiles herpetophobia (not "fear of herpes"), and of insects entophobia.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1

  • And he was healthy, he had a job he loved and his career was flourishing; he was as close to taking charge of his ornithophobia as he’d ever been; and as if all that weren’t reason enough to live, he got laid a lot more often than Dorie did, usually by breathtakingly gorgeous men—what possible reason would he have had to kill himself?

    Fear Itself

  • Or perhaps it had something to do with the fact that he and the birds were all fellow captives, but whatever the reason, Wayne’s ornithophobia had vanished: he found that birds no longer frightened him.

    Fear Itself


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