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  • adj. Of or pertaining to birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to birds; bird-like.


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  • "What, that thing like a Chinese tumbler -- that peg of old clothes -- that one foot square of mortality, with an aquatic-volucrine face, like a spoonbill?"

    Pelham — Volume 03

  • For her socioscientific sense is sound as a bell, sir, her volucrine automutativeness right on normalcy: she knows, she just feels she was kind of born to lay and love eggs (trust her to propagate the species and hoosh her fluffballs safe through din and danger!); lastly but mostly, in her genesic field it is all game and no gammon; she is ladylike in everything she does and plays the gentleman’s part every time.

    Finnegans Wake


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