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  • There were exceptions: K.A. von Zittel (1882) imagined pterosaurs as possessing narrow, swallow-like wings that did not attach further distally than the knee, and Harry Seeley (1901) opined that the patagia may not have incorporated the hindlimbs at all.

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  • They were diving and chirping over the gardens, sitting on wires, being very swallow-like.

    gardening

  • Then came the great green and gold and black creature, accompanied sometimes by his less gaily decorated mate, ponderous of flight; and, anon, that insect of regal blue, that can flit as idly as any of the order, and yet dart in and out of the jungle and over the tree-tops, with swallow-like swiftness.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Herald when the swallow-like nun rushed in — simultaneously the phone rang.

    Tender is the Night

  • It roves the locality, returning, swallow-like, to the close-fitting hollow of the root.

    Tropic Days

  • But Arethusa was honestly surprised at her own swallow-like ability to keep time to music that was played instead of whistled.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • At the entrance of the cove a few gannets wheeled, heavily, while further away a troop of black-headed terns screamed and darted about, gracefully, on long, slender, swallow-like pinions.

    Sweetapple Cove

  • She was always up and off, skimming swallow-like in all directions, now this way, now that, as if seeking for some new flavour in life, some excitement that had not come to her yet.

    Tramping on Life

  • She was always up and off, skimming swallow-like in all directions, now this way, now that, as if seeking for some new flavour in life, some excitement that had not come to her yet.

    Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative

  • Albatrosses of several species constantly hovered about, and swallow-like Wilson petrels -- those nervous rangers of the high seas -- would sail along the troughs and flit over the crests of the waves, to vanish into sombre distance.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

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