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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.

    Fiji tropical moist forests

  • Saying this, the silktail looked back over her glossy and radiant plumage with such a self-satisfied glance as made the Caliph smile.

    Tales of the Caliph


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