from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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?"
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.