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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several natatorial totipalmate birds of the family Phaëthontidæ: so called because usually seen in tropical regions. They are beautiful birds of buoyant and dashing flight, resembling sea-swallows or terns, but with the two middle tail-feathers filamentous and long-exserted beyond the rest.


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