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  • n. Plural form of pelican.

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Examples

  • Above the fire, a stone table pierced with holes held glass alembics, copper "pelicans" - metal cans with long noses from which sinister substances dripped into cups-and what appeared to be a small but serviceable still.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Though strikes involving pelicans are less frequent than incidents with smaller birds like Horned Larks and Mourning Doves, the pelicans are the most costly offenders because of the damage they can do with 15-pounds of girth.

    BSI: Bird Strike Investigation

  • Along the coast, and wading in the shallow waters around the bays, are some strange birds known as pelicans and shags.

    Stories of California

  • And while some species rebounded - namely pelicans - the environmental scars still are painfully obvious in the lack of trees, flowers, backyard birds and oysters.

    The Daily News - News

  • Though I rarely point out blogroll updates, today I'll mention some new "pelicans" from Louisiana: Greg at suspect-device, Richard at sturtle, and Dr. Vinturella at the new NO Bull.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • MISSISSIPPI RIVER - Migrating birds, others nesting on the shoreline, such as pelicans, and even river otters and mink living on Louisiana's fragile islands and barrier marshes are disaster spread out of control with a faint sheen washing ashore along the

    WN.com - Photown News

  • MISSISSIPPI RIVER - Migrating birds, others nesting on the shoreline, such as pelicans, and even river otters and mink living on Louisiana's fragile islands and barrier marshes are

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Canada geese are amongst the most feared by pilots, along with other large birds such as pelicans and vultures.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Wetland birds such as pelicans, herons, egrets, ospreys, and ducks have shown significant increases.

    Mongabay.com News

  • It is almost entirely derived from the excrements of sea-birds, such as pelicans, penguins, and gulls, as well as from the remains of the birds themselves, and of seals, walruses, and various other animals. [

    Manures and the principles of manuring

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