from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bar or spit formed partly across a bay.
- n. A colored bar or band across a bird's wing; technically, such a band formed by the tips of the greater or median wing-coverts, or both of these, and placed between the wing-bow and the wing-bay. Such are found in uncounted different birds. See cut under solitary.
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His head, neck, and upper breast are black, while the rest of his plumage is quaker brown, save for a broad white wing-bar, very conspicuous during flight, and some white in the tail.
I then crossed one of the mongrel barb-fantails with a mongrel barb-spot, and they produced a bird of as beautiful a blue colour, with the white loins, double black wing-bar, and barred and white-edged tail-feathers, as any wild rock pigeon!
Mr. Brooks, who discriminated the bird, said of it and its nidification: -- "In plumage resembling _P. viridanus_, but of a richer and deeper olive; it is entirely without the 'whitish wing-bar,' which is always present in _viridanus_, unless in very abraded plumage.