from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The muscle of the brow which wrinkles the skin of the forehead vertically; the corrugator supercilii.


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  • The forests contain more than 10 reptile and amphibian species including West African toad Bufo superciliaris and the frogs Cassina lamottei and Arthrolepis crusculum.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • This is an important area that holds other restricted range species such as Grey-backed Tachuri Polystictus superciliaris and Pale-throated Pampa-finch Embernagra longicauda.

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  • There are three other snakes that are nearly endemic to the ecoregion, namely floodplain water snake (Lycodonomorphus obscuriventris), dwarf wolf snake (Lycophidion nanus) and eyebrow viper (Proatheris superciliaris).

    Zambezian coastal flooded savanna

  • As an illustration, the following chameleon and dwarf chameleon forms are restricted to this ecoregion: Calumma gallus, C. cucullata, C. furcifer balteatus, Furcifer bifidus, Brookesia superciliaris, and B. therezieni.

    Madagascar lowland forests

  • I got another specimen of the rare New Guinea kite (Henicopernis longicauda), a large new goatsucker (Podargus superciliaris), and a most curious ground-pigeon of an entirely new genus, and remarkable for its long and powerful bill.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The next flycatcher that demands notice is the white-browed blue flycatcher (_Cyornis superciliaris_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • Of the red-breasted marsh-bird (_Leistes superciliaris_) Hudson

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  • In the first nest, which we found under the root of an old spruce-fir on the 17th May, the eggs were quite hard-set; and I may remark that immediately over this nest, about 8 feet up the tree in a crack in the wood, a little _Muscicapula superciliaris_ was sitting on five eggs.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • _A. schisticeps_ and _A. superciliaris_, but they are the smallest of all.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • (Eumomota superciliaris) made short flights after the larger insects, or sat on the low branches by the river-bank, jerking their curious tails from side to side.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua


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