from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The an-hinga or snake-bird, Plotus anhinga. See darter, 3 , and cut under anhinga.
- n. The wood-ibis, Tantalus loculator: more fully called Colorado water-turkey. See wood-ibis, and cut under Tantalus.
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He looked as though his name ought to be Slunk; he was digging coquina clams, and he dug with a pecking motion like a water-turkey mastering
A water-turkey now and again rises and flies ahead into the long avenue of silence.
The water-turkey stuck out his long, snake-like neck, and said:
It was a water-turkey, and he sat placidly on a limb close to the water's edge, and about a boat's length ahead of us.
It was a water-turkey, that had been sitting on a tree, just as we turned a corner.
"That was a water-turkey, and he isn't hurt a bit.
"The turkey you get will be a water-turkey," observed Cardross; "or a fragrant buzzard.