Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Anglo-Australian name of any bird of the family Artamidæ; a swallow-shrike (which see, with cut).

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Examples

  • His tally included twelve pigeons, four falcons, nine honeyeaters, thirteen flycatchers, ten parrots or parrotlike species, a wood-swallow, three species of shrike, two pittas, five sunbirds, and eleven species from the kingfisher family.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Soon it was revealed in the presence of two species of birds, the Australian bee-eater (MEROPS ORNATUS) and the white-rumped wood-swallow (ARTAMUS LEUCOGASTA).

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The wood-swallow wears a becoming suit of soft pearly grey and white, to contrast with its black head and throat.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • A bold falcon the other day swooped down upon a wood-swallow that was imitating the falcon's flight just above my head, and bore it bleeding to a tree-top, while I stood shocked at the audacity of the cannibal.

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • A bold falcon the other day swooped down upon a wood-swallow that was imitating the falcon’s flight just above my head, and bore it bleeding to a tree-top, while I stood shocked at the audacity of the cannibal.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Soon it was revealed in the presence of two species of birds, the Australian bee-eater (MEROPS ORNATUS) and the white-rumped wood-swallow (ARTAMUS

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

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