from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird of the restricted genus Ampelis (or Bombycilla); a waxwing, as the Bohemian or Carolinian; a cedar-bird. See cut under waxwing.
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The silktail (Lamprolia victoriae) represents an endemic genus of monarch flycatcher and is restricted to the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu.
Saying this, the silktail looked back over her glossy and radiant plumage with such a self-satisfied glance as made the Caliph smile.