from The Century Dictionary.
- In Illiger's system (1811), the rasorial birds, or scratchers, an order of Aves, including the gallinaceous and columbaceous birds.
- The same excluding the pigeons: now usually called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) An order of birds; the Gallinæ.
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The third (rasores) are distinguished by strong feet, for walking or running on the ground, and for scraping in it for their food; also by wings designed to scarcely raise them off the earth and, farther, by
Finally, the scansores resemble the rasores in their superior intelligence and docility, and in their having strong limbs and a bill entire at the tip.