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  • That feeling of being watched made him cautious, so he did not practice much with his mind-control on any of the pigeon-like birds!

    Man of Many Minds

  • Once more he sent a portion of his mind out through the ventilator and found one of the pigeon-like birds still nearby.

    Man of Many Minds

  • After a time Hanlon noticed that here, as in most parks, hundreds of native, pigeon-like birds were flying and hopping about, seeking what crumbs they could scrounge from picnickers 'lunches, or nuts fed them by interested idlers.

    Man of Many Minds

  • Minnie Rauskukle, plump, hearty Minnie, heiress to the general store, gave evidence by bridling and straightening her pigeon-like body that she was aware of Milt behind her.

    Free Air

  • Another, a pigeon-like creature, began softly, and continued to repeat in diminishing energy until it seemed to have run down, like a piece of clockwork.

    African Camp Fires

  • I seem to feel that it is an aim and name which people would readily and pleasantly connect with _me_; and that, for a good course and a clear one, instead of making circles pigeon-like at starting, here we should be safe.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • Three or four of them jostling for space in what they apparently think is an outhouse with food, staring at me insolently with their pigeon-like eyes while the lovely cardinals gaze wistfully from distant trees and finally give up.

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  • Three or four of them jostling for space in what they apparently think is an outhouse with food, staring at me insolently with their pigeon-like eyes while the lovely cardinals gaze wistfully from distant trees and finally give up.

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  • Laura Glazer, a bespectacled 32 year-old Albany resident, stood behind a table covered in pins, notecards, bags, tees, and pale yellow Post-it notes, each marked with an elegant pigeon-like bird drawn in black felt pen.

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  • At the thought of all this splendour, Hetty got up from her chair, and in doing so caught the little red-framed glass with the edge of her scarf, so that it fell with a bang on the floor; but she was too eagerly occupied with her vision to care about picking it up; and after a momentary start, began to pace with a pigeon-like stateliness backwards and forwards along her room, in her coloured stays and coloured skirt, and the old black lace scarf round her shoulders, and the great glass ear-rings in her ears.

    Adam Bede

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