from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of birds of the petrel family, Procellariidæ; the giant fulmars.


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  • Visconti thinks they may have been the _avis Sanqualis_ or _ossifraga_, and the club of Hercules.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

  • It is possible, a conspiracy of his nobles may have co-operated towards his having been "driven" forth as an outcast. hairs ... eagles 'feathers -- matted together, as the hair-like, thick plumage of the ossifraga eagle.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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