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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Progne tapera, a South American relative of the house-martin, but plainer in color, being glossy brown above and white below. The name is sometimes applied also to the tree-swallow


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  • Then came other tyrant-birds and the loved swallows -- the house - swallow, which resembles the English house-martin, the large purple martin, the _Golodrina domestica_, and the brown tree-martin.

    Far Away and Long Ago


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