Bird sentence example

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  • Some large bird has stolen it from his palace.

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  • The regiment fluttered like a bird preening its plumage and became motionless.

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  • Even a bird is smart enough to push the fledgling out of the nest when it fails to fly on its own.

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  • I had a mug, and little bird and candy.

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  • Occasionally, he even lent a hand with the chores at Bird Song.

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  • Napoleon rode on, dreaming of the Moscow that so appealed to his imagination, and "the bird restored to its native fields" galloped to our outposts, inventing on the way all that had not taken place but that he meant to relate to his comrades.

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  • Bird Song was an empty nest.

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  • In the open space between the clouds and the black, bubbling sea far beneath, could be seen an occasional strange bird winging its way swiftly through the air.

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  • He turns into a bird in his hands and flies away.

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  • The ten-year-old girl had resided at Bird Song with David Dean, his wife Cynthia, and Dean's seventy-seven-year-old stepfather, Fred O'Connor, for the past six months.

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  • The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.

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  • A party of Bird Song's male residents plus the Dawkins gals had gathered in the parlor.

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  • I've chased more bad guys running Bird Song bed and breakfast than when I was a Parkside, Pennsylvania police detective.

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  • While the Deans didn't like to leave Bird Song unattended, occasionally it was unavoidable.

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  • Dean gave the tableau a wide berth as he continued back to Bird Song, whistling the entire trip.

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  • In her dream Annie is telling her to stick around Bird Song!

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  • Bird Song is full.

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  • The ordinary pelican, the Onocrotalus of the ancients, to whom it was well known, and the Pelecanus onocrotalus of ornithologists, is a very abundant bird in some districts of south-eastern Europe, south-western Asia and north-eastern Africa, occasionally straying, it is believed, into the northern parts of Germany and France; but the possibility of such wanderers having escaped from confinement is always to be regarded,' since few zoological gardens are without examples.

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  • This, when adult, is readily distinguishable from the ordinary bird by the absence of the blush from its plumage, and by the curled feathers that project from and overhang each side of the head, which with some difference of coloration of the bill, pouch, bare skin round the eyes and irides give it a wholly distinct expression.

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  • Bird, The Annals of Natal, 1 495 to 1845 (2 vols., Maritzburg, 1888), a work of permanent value, consisting of official records, &c.; Shepstone, Historic Sketch of Natal (1864).

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  • Bird life is represented chiefly by migratory species, particularly of genera that inhabit the shores of streams and lagoons.

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  • The mocking bird does not live in the cold north.

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  • I wanted a bird to remind you of Bird Song, and that you're gonna fly back here real soon.

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  • The advantage to the animal of this imitation of surrounding objects is that it escapes the pursuit of (say) a bird which would, were it not deceived by the resemblance, attack and eat the caterpillar.

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  • Ducks are also numerous in species and individuals, including a small bird called the guiriri, in imitation of its cry.

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  • A cursory inspection of the bird, which is not unfrequently brought alive to Europe, its size, and its enormous bill and talons, at once suggest the vast powers of destruction imputed to it, and are enough to account for the stories told of its ravages on mammals - sloths, fawns, peccaries and spidermonkeys.

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  • The kagu (Rhinochetus jubatus), a peculiar "wingless" bird, is found here only.

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  • The numbers go up to five, and for living objects the word bird is added, for inanimate yam, for large objects ship.'- There are other terms for bundles of sugarcanes, rows (planted) of yams, &c.; and sometimes things are counted by threes.

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  • A beautiful little bird almost peculiar to the south of Tunisia and the adjoining regions of Algeria, is a species of bunting (Fringilla), called by the Arabs bu-habibi.

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  • The largest bird is the condor, and there is another bird of the vulture tribe, with a black and white wing feather formerly used by the Incas in their head-dress, called the coraquenque or alcamari.

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  • There is a little bird, the size of a starling, with brown back striped with black, and white breast, which the Indians call yncahualpa; it utters a monotonous sound at each hour of the night.

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  • In many cases it appears that only the brilliantly coloured tentacle is pecked off by the bird, and as the snail can easily regenerate a new one, this in turn becomes infected by a fresh branch of the sporocyst ramifying through the snail and thus a new supply of larvae is speedily provided (Heckert).

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  • The avicularium is so called from its resemblance, in its most highly differentiated condition, to the head of a bird.

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  • The rodents are represented by an abundance of rats, with comparatively few mice, and by the ordinary squirrel, to which the people give the name of tree-rat (ki-nezumi), as well as the flying squirrel, known as the momo-dori (peach-bird) in the north, where it hides from the light in hollow tree-trunks, and in the south as the ban-tori (or bird of evening).

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  • The uguisu is a dainty bird in the matter of temperature.

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  • The falcon (taka), always an honored bird in Japan, where from time immemorial hawking has been an aristocratic pastime, is common enough, and so is the sparrow-hawk (/lai-taka), but the eagle (washi) affects solitude.

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  • Of the last there are two species, the kiji proper, a bird presenting no remarkable features, and the copper pheasant, a magnificent bird with plumage, of dazzling beauty.

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  • Unfortunately, even he had not all the courage of his creed, and while he would paint a bird or a fish with perfect realism, he no more dared to trust his eyes in larger motives than did the most devout follower of ShUbun or Motonobu.

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  • Some of the eagles feathers, blown to his side, suggest the death of the bird; at his feet lies the corpse of the little boy, and the horror, grief and anger that such a tragedy would inspire are depicted with striking realism in the farmers face.

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  • The earthmaking process may, among the less advanced races, be begun by a bird, or some other animal (whence the term " theriomorphism "), for the high idea of a god is impossible, till man has fully realized his own humanity.

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  • We also hear that long ago he hovered as an enormous bird over the waters, and there deposited an egg.

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  • The effects of a bite by a poisonous snake upon a small mammal or bird are almost instantaneous, preventing its escape; and the snake swallows its victim at its leisure, sometimes hours after it has been killed.

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  • The common use of the word animal as the equivalent of mammal, as opposed to bird or reptile or fish, is erroneous.

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  • Minos, disgusted at Scylla's treachery, tied her to the rudder of his ship, and afterwards cast her body ashore on the promontory called after her Scyllaeum; or she threw herself into the sea and swam after Minos, constantly pursued by her father, until at last she was changed into a ciris (a bird or a fish).

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  • The bait is any kind of meat, a mouse, squirrel, piece of fish or bird's head.

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  • After the Revolution of 1688, he commanded 1 The bird, however, does not inhabit Iceland, and the language to which the name belongs would perhaps be more correctly termed Old Teutonic. From this word is said to come the French Freux.

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  • There are many local German names of the same origin, such as Rooke, Rouch, Ruch and others, but the bird is generally known in Germany as the Saat-Krdhe, i.e.

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  • At the time of the Red Bird rising in 1827, Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan 'Territory made Prairie du Chien his temporary headquarters.

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  • A diggingwasp hunts for insect prey and buries it with the egg, while a true wasp feeds her brood with captured insects, as a bird her fledglings.

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  • Eastward of the range of the present species its place is taken by its congener C. caniceps, which is easily recognized by wanting the black hood and white ear-coverts of the British bird.

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  • The mocking-bird is the principal song bird and it and the lark-sparrow are common throughout the state.

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  • The snowy heron is a rare plume bird seen occasionally along the coast.

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  • The scissor-tailed flycatcher, or Texas bird of paradise, is common on the prairies and in the lightly wooded districts.

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  • Thus in the mountains of the north-west the Karons live by plunder, or by disposal of slaves or bird skins; while their neighbours the Kebars are a peaceful agricultural people.

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  • From each side of his head sprouts a tuft of stiff curled feathers, while the feathers of the throat change colour, and beneath and around it sprouts the frill or ruff already mentioned as giving the bird his name.

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  • In the [[[Lapland]]] marshes, a reeve now and then flies near with a scarcely audible ka-ka-kuk; but she seems a dull bird, and makes no noisy attack on an invader."

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  • Of game birds the most characteristic is the partridge (ruffed grouse), exclusively a woodland bird; the Wilson's snipe and the woodcock are not uncommon in favourable localities, and several species of ducks are found especially in the bays and marshes near the coast during the seasons of migration.

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  • There are many insectivorous birds; among the song birds are the hermit thrush, the wood thrush, the Wilson's thrush, the brown thrasher, the bobolink, the catbird, the oven bird, the house wren, the song sparrow, the fox sparrow, the vesper sparrow, the white-throated sparrow (Peabody bird), the goldfinch and the robin.

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  • Beneath a stencilled bird resembling a condor.

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  • The northern Algonquin and Iroquoian tribes practised similar arts, and in the Atlantic states wove robes of animal and bird skins by cutting the latter into long strips, winding these strips on twine of hemp, and weaving them by the same processes employed in their basketry.

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  • The forming of bird skins, rabbit skins and feathers into robes, and all basketry technic, existed from Vancouver Island to Central America.

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  • They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it.

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  • Here's another bird from Mr. Boyle.

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  • Once when a boy gave him a pair of doves which he had snared, St. Francis had a nest made for them, and the mother bird laid her eggs in it.

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  • No doubt the bird had mistaken the purple silk for something good to eat.

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  • For instance, I could hand carve bird calls and then advertise them only to people who are looking at online content about hand-carved bird calls or who search the Internet for information about hand-carved bird calls.

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  • Perhaps the mocking bird is singing them to sleep.

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  • The mother bird lays her eggs in a nest and keeps them warm until the birdlings are hatched.

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  • No wonder that man added this bird to his tame stock--to say nothing of the eggs and drumsticks.

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  • Such an eye was not born when the bird was, but is coeval with the sky it reflects.

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  • Whichever side you walk in the woods the partridge bursts away on whirring wings, jarring the snow from the dry leaves and twigs on high, which comes sifting down in the sunbeams like golden dust, for this brave bird is not to be scared by winter.

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  • It is Nature's own bird which lives on buds and diet drink.

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  • Perched up there, you're more like a bird than a man.

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  • As a result of this the unconsidered tune, like the song of a bird, was extraordinarily good.

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  • Once more something whistled, but this time quite close, swooping downwards like a little bird; a flame flashed in the middle of the street, something exploded, and the street was shrouded in smoke.

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  • How can you sit on a jury that involves guests staying at Bird Song?

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  • Pumpkin's original deposit with Bird Song was overdrawn and requests for further funds were excused away, purportedly awaiting some expected but unexplained bounty via the mail.

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  • It'll be like a party when we open them back at Bird Song!

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  • It took five trips by the time the auction was finished and the last of the purchased junk was dumped at Bird Song.

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  • At least you live here in Ouray and have a business, even if Bird Song is only a year old.

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  • What ever happened to Bird Song's 'mind our own business' philosophy?

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  • While Bird Song waited, Mrs. Worthington, prompted by Fred's phone call, went to the campground to see if she might catch the couple left before they left.

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  • Over dessert, the Bird Song Three received the report.

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  • Speculation continued to abound at Bird Song.

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  • The family lived in Chicago and hadn't provided a phone number when they registered at Bird Song.

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  • The warmth of the evening chased out Bird Song's guests—all non-dieters probably queuing up for ice cream, or maybe simply promenading the Victorian village streets as alpenglow painted the surrounding peaks in pink.

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  • One of Martha's Bird Song chores had been keeping the struggling plant hydrated.

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  • They almost never enjoyed the first meal of the day outside of Bird Song, but the holiday was cause for exception.

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  • By the time the Deans returned, most of Bird Song's guests had scattered off to the continuing Fourth of July happenings.

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  • New arrivals and departures at Bird Song were nonexistent as all present guests were staying at least through the weekend.

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  • Bird Song was empty when the Deans returned after retrieving the Jeep and making their way to the inn by back streets.

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  • She explained how a Bird Song guest, Brandon Westlake, who was a first-class photographer, had given her pointers.

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  • Two hours remained before the last of the day's celebrations— the Jeep flare parade down the mountain, followed by a massive fireworks display—so after finishing supper, the Deans began playing catch up with Bird Song's chores.

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  • Thoughts raced through his mind of another crash, when Bird Song's very first guest had met a similar fate—but on a traveled highway, not a remote Jeep road deep in the San Juans.

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  • Exiting traffic from the fireworks delayed his progress, but as he turned in front of Bird Song both Fred and Cynthia were on the porch to greet him.

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  • If Seymour wants a job at Bird Song cleaning out toilets, perhaps when he loses this election, he should come by.

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  • Like Billy's friend who's staying at Mr. Dean's boarding house, Bird Song!

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  • To make matters worse, half of Bird Song's guests who passed by congratulated him on the debate, a sure sign they hadn't been there.

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  • Dean wished the bird luck as he pedaled by.

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  • Dean returned to Bird Song mid-morning, showered, and walked the three blocks to Diversions, a combination used book store, coffee shop, and local gathering place, on Sixth Street, a half block from Main.

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  • Walking back to Bird Song, Dean mulled over what he'd learned.

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  • Who else had been staying at Bird Song throughout this whole business?

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  • Dean wondered if he and Cynthia would be camping in their pup tent in Bird Song's back yard.

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  • He paced the Bird Song nest, glancing at his watch every thirty seconds and grumbling about time being money on his Internet auctions.

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  • After all, he'd abdicated all Bird Song's weekend chores in favor of his flesh-pressing tour, and Cynthia deserved a rest.

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  • A number of Bird Song's more recent guests were bickering over differing rules to Mexican Train Dominoes in the dining room while others were trading Boardwalk and Park Place in the parlor.

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  • I was sure you'd whack the son of a bitch and maybe kill him and I didn't want to be a jailhouse widow and run Bird Song alone.

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  • The phone was as busy as the Bird Song household this Monday morning.

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  • When Dean returned to Bird Song, it was mid-morning, but if he expected a quiet empty building with the Dawkinses at the courthouse and the rest of the clientele enjoying the splendors of Ouray, he was wrong.

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  • Cynthia and I will call a lawyer when I get back to Bird Song.

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  • Dean read the paper as he sat in his Jeep—I'll be at Bird Song in an hour.

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  • Cynthia was waiting for Dean at Bird Song—a message left at the library had alerted her to Fred's arrest.

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  • Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.

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  • Supper was picked-at leftovers, and neither felt like socializing with Bird Song's guests, who came and went on their own, without their usual afternoon goodies and conversation.

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  • I want to make reservations at Bird Song for a week in August.

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  • When conversation lagged, they apparently took the hint and retreated into Bird Song.

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  • Bird Song switched a few guest, baked a few goodies, cleaned a few toilets and made a few beds, all with a been-there, done-that regularity.

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  • You folks at Bird Song can get into more pickles than any group I know.

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  • Then he added, You might have better luck learning who's been trying to buy the worthless mine and who at Bird Song swiped the itsy-bitsy bone you found.

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  • Like that weird kid you had staying at Bird Song—the one with the shopping cart.

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  • The real celebration of Fred's release from jail didn't begin until the pair returned to Bird Song where Cynthia had baked a fresh apple pie, complete with vanilla ice cream, tagged on to the end of a healthy lunch.

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  • He was back at Bird Song and all was right with the world.

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  • The trio continued to click down the list of people at Bird Song who were around when the bone fragment theft was discovered.

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  • There was attorney Faust but there was no proof he had even set foot in Bird Song.

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  • In celebration of Fred's return to Bird Song, Dean didn't bother to protest.

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  • In spite of the good news of Fred's return, the pall of Martha's continued absence draped over Bird Song.

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  • It read, I want my kid Martha Boyd to live of the deans at Bird Song in Colorado.

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  • Brandon Westlake, the only other guest of long standing, was off on an early morning photo shoot but an unexpected prodigal returned to Bird Song just as the second batch of cinnamon rolls rolled out of the oven.

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  • Dean's feelings were mixed about Pumpkin's visit but on the plus side, there were a few more bucks in Bird Song's bank account.

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  • He explained no cigarettes were found with the remains Fitzgerald brought to Bird Song nor was there any such evidence when the Deans visited the site.

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  • Dean stewed over the question as the business of Bird Song continued.

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  • She turned to the right, up the unpaved Camp Bird Mine Road.

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  • She screeched to a stop at Bird Song and was off almost before he was out of the vehicle.

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  • July stretched into August, and just before the election, Jennifer Radisson spent her promised week at Bird Song.

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  • Before Dean could contact Lydia to offer his congratulations, she visited Bird Song the day after Cynthia returned.

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  • She followed, startled, only to see a massive black bird the size of a pterodactyl coasting along the tops of the waves.

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  • Turn into a bird and carry me with you? she asked.

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  • He jogged through the castle and ran out into the snow, launching himself into the cold air as he changed into the bird form.

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  • Her gaze went to the sky, where the demon bird had appeared in her dream.

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  • With a curse, he rose and ran to the courtyard, changing into his demon bird.

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  • Turn into a bird and carry me with you? she asked, desperation in her voice.

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  • He had been outside, atop a ladder, removing Christmas lights when the two checked in to Bird Song, the Dean's bed and breakfast.

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  • After extensive alterations, Bird Song, a bed and breakfast, was born.

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  • Bird Song's going to be close to empty for a few more days until the ice climbers arrive.

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  • Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.

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  • I booked two more rooms for Bird Song as a result of it!

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  • They're coming to Bird Song, just because of that important merchandise you called junk!

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  • What did you tell them to get them so excited they want to travel all the way to Ouray Colorado and Bird Song?

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  • You told these ladies that this Annie Quincy woman probably lived here in Bird Song?

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  • We don't know what Bird Song was at the turn of the century, just that there was a building or some sort on this site.

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  • Even if Bird Song was a boarding house, there must have been scores of lodging places just like it.

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  • Her comments brought to mind the death of Bird Song's very first guest and the strange events that followed.

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  • The couple was back in Bird Song by seven o'clock.

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  • I was telling Mrs. Edith about these here letters and how the two ladies from Boston will be coming to Bird Song.

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  • There were lots of rooming houses but we have no idea how Bird Song was utilized at the turn of the century.

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  • You can rest up here at Bird Song—give yourself time enough to make logical decisions.

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  • After dawn arrived at last and the couple were showered and dressed, they speculated further on the late night sounds as Cynthia filled Bird Song's breakfast table with fresh baked goodies.

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  • Edith was as nervous as the prior evening, glancing across the hall at her son, as if danger lurked in every corner of Bird Song.

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  • During the week before Christmas, Martha had spent an overnight at Bird Song when Janet was forced to report to court in Grand Junction, on some charges she, thankfully, did not detail to the Deans.

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  • Dean told her Donnie was a guest at Bird Song and explained the lad, only slightly older than Martha, did not speak.

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  • You were so nice to us last night and Bird Song feels so warm.

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  • Dean hadn't had time for a discussion with Cynthia about whether or not to tell Edith Shipton of the inquiry about her staying at Bird Song.

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  • I think she wants me to remain here at Bird Song, at least for a while.

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  • If this husband of hers is abusive and traced her charge slip to Bird Song that quickly, he means business.

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  • Said you told him his wife wasn't staying at Bird Song.

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  • I told a man on the phone, who didn't identify himself, that Edith Shipton wasn't registered at Bird Song.

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  • Bird Song is in the city of Ouray, not my jurisdiction.

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  • Dean returned to Bird Song and brought Cynthia up to date on his conversation with Sheriff Weller over a quiet lunch of soup and grilled cheese.

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  • And then to have Bird Song's first guest turning up dead!

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  • Once the details to that "caper," as Fred O'Connor called it, were settled, life and business at Bird Song had proceeded peacefully.

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  • There were other guests at Bird Song and enough regular problems running a country inn without creating any more.

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  • When the Deans returned to Bird Song, the place was quiet.

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  • As Dean and his young passenger neared Bird Song, Edith Shipton drove up the street, parked, and entered the inn ahead of them.

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  • She hopped out of the car with a quick thanks ran into Bird Song ahead of him.

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  • Whoever the guy in the Blazer was, he gave Edith the look-see when he drove past Bird Song.

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  • It was a gift from a young lady whom he'd helped when Bird Song first opened.

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  • The bearded man was younger looking than Dean had thought when he first saw him drive by Bird Song, probably no more than late twenties.

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  • It had been originally designed as a maid's quarters and it was the last room they rented when Bird Song was otherwise booked.

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  • Cynthia was still on the phone so after Dean introduced himself he completed the paperwork, without comment or acknowledgment that he knew Ryland's relationship to Bird Song's other guest Edith Shipton and her son.

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  • While the need for such meetings wasn't as dire or sinister as the first few days after Bird Song's opening, the three still gathered here, away from the guests, especially when they wished to discuss one or more of their paying customers beyond their prying ears.

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  • That's why I came over to Bird Song.

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  • That's the way a left-handed person pours and Edith is the only lefty at Bird Song.

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  • Dean started to get out of the car but Weller waved him on and Ryland pulled away from Bird Song.

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  • When her son Randy, visiting Bird Song over his Christmas college break, had expressed an interest in the sport, she had a fit.

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  • Bird Song was now officially at full capacity and would remain so for the next few days.

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  • Their suppertime chatter was limited to the logistics of Bird Song and the care and breakfast feeding of its thirteen guests.

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  • I haven't had a chance with Bird Song packed like a sardine can.

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  • With Bird Song being full, much as I'd like to get to know Miss Annie a little better, she'll have to wait in line.

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  • She said she thought Bird Song held spirits, too.

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  • I'm afraid I'd get evicted from Bird Song, if and when I made it back!

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  • The rest of the climbers followed in the truck but Ryland declined to join them, turning a perturbed eye to Bird Song.

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  • The group walked up to the ice park climbing area from Bird Song.

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  • Finally, it was acknowledged she would return to Bird Song alone.

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  • The other climbers from Bird Song were already here.

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  • But I intend to stay at Bird Song.

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  • They were alone in the kitchen of Bird Song.

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  • I just hope he stays away from her, and Bird Song.

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  • You know, I dreamed Jerome came here, to Bird Song, last night.

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  • We don't want to give Bird Song the wrong reputation and have Sheriff Jake Weller down here busting the place.

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  • Dean pulled Janet aside and asked if she had let any strangers into Bird Song the prior afternoon.

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  • Your marital difficulties aren't our business but Bird Song is and we don't want any hint of trouble here.

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  • Now that the busy morning activity no longer occupied Cynthia's mind, she again was visibly upset about Bird Song's latest guest, Jerome Shipton, and the penchant for trouble that surrounded his presence.

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  • He offered an exchange for a later getaway weekend at Bird Song for the man and his wife.

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  • I'm more interested in live people and guests in Bird Song, not some revenant.

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  • Across the street, right behind the Western Hotel, you had The Bird Cage, The Bon Ton, The Temple of Music and then Ashenfelter's stables that Annie mentions hearing the men loading the pack animals.

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  • Maybe now they'll all check out of Bird Song and things will return to normal.

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  • The darkening sky matched the mood of Bird Song's guests and inhabitants as they woke to a busy Saturday morning, the main day of the ice festival.

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  • Donnie had pretty well taken over the project as the chores of Bird Song limited Cynthia's time.

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  • We'd lose Bird Song!

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  • Bird Song was as quiet as a tomb, with Janet either the most silent domestic on record or snoozing away in an unoccupied room.

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  • Yeah. She's run down to Bird Song.

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  • When Dean rushed into Bird Song, Cynthia was standing in the hall, the phone at her ear.

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  • By that time, most of the ice climbers were back at Bird Song.

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  • Cynthia would go alone—that was a given with Bird Song requiring Dean's attention.

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  • And don't you worry none about Bird Song.

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  • After a call to Fred at Bird Song and the necessary schedule changes, they once again boarded the Jeep for the one-hour ride.

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  • They both loved Ouray, the Colorado mountains and hosting the guests of Bird Song, at least most of them.

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  • The snow continued to fall as Dean pulled in front of Bird Song, angled his Jeep as best he could in the drifts, and climbed to the porch.

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  • The climbers are checking out of Bird Song tomorrow.

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  • The way I see it, someone from Bird Song cut his rope.

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  • Thankfully, Janet arrived to take up the inside tasks of Bird Song.

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  • He left Bird Song, telling Janet where he was going and together with Fred, hiked up to the ice park to where Shipton had fallen.

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  • Two unmarked State cars were parked in front of Bird Song, along with, to Dean's surprise, Edith's rental car and Donald Ryland's Explorer.

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  • Why did Mrs. Shipton choose Bird Song to visit?

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  • I didn't lie to him when I told him no one named Shipton was registered at Bird Song but I saw no reason to go out of my way and help him either.

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  • Most of Bird Song's other guests remained, as requested, in their own rooms but Ryland hung around the kitchen, sharing a snack of take-out pizza with Donnie while Edith sat nearby, wringing her hands and looking petrified.

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  • He hadn't spoken to Edith Shipton since her husband's accident and felt, as the host of Bird Song, he owed the woman some sort of condolence.

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  • Both high-stepped their way through the deep snow to the plowed alley in the rear of Bird Song.

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  • Unless they arrest me, I'm still in Bird Song, and that's where all the action is right at the moment.

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  • Dean felt the beginnings of a headache creep along the base of his neck as he tried to concentrate on who, among the cast of characters cloistered snugly in Bird Song, might have been responsible for Jerome Shipton's fall.

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  • Dean took a look at the thawing street in front of Bird Song and went out back and unhooked his bicycle.

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  • He was pleased he'd accepted Fred's offer to stay away from Bird Song.

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  • If you're looking for an update on what's happening at Bird Song, you're out of luck.

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  • Cynthia and the old man do more running Bird Song than you and I'll bet you could use the dough.

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  • As Dean drew close to Bird Song, he resolved to ask his wife point blank if she witnessed Donnie Ryland cutting his stepfather's climbing rope in an attempt to send him to his death.

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  • A small red sports car skidded to a stop in front of Bird Song as Dean dismounted his bike.

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  • I'm sorry about all this but we don't need any more trouble at Bird Song.

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  • There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.

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  • Pleased to meet any friend of Donnie's and Bird Song.

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  • Dean continued to hold Martha's hand as they walked uptown and found a place open on Seventh Avenue, a couple of blocks from Bird Song.

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  • It had something to do with Bird Song and I think she was afraid you'd fire her.

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  • When the two returned to Bird Song, Donnie met Martha at the stairs and tugged her up to his and Edith's second floor room.

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  • Bird Song was as quiet as an empty church with none of the remaining guests in evidence, nor was there any sign the police had returned.

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  • As he strolled away from Bird Song, Corday pulled up in front.

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  • After trying Cynthia one more time, he gave up and returned to Bird Song.

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  • Everyone else was apparently asleep as Bird Song was as quiet as a tomb.

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  • Dean's mind churned the details of the recent happenings, trying to make sense of Shipton's orchestrated plunge to the river, and the strange reactions of those still sleeping beneath Bird Song's roof, and elsewhere.

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  • He just wanted his wife back in Bird Song.

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  • He lay there, trying to comprehend if the noise were in his mind's fantasies or in the real world of Bird Song.

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  • Unless you're going to charge me with something, get the hell out of Bird Song and leave me alone.

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  • He paused and said a silent prayer for the spirit of this person who had brought so much grief to Bird Song and his previously contented life.

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  • Later, Dean heard the movement of the mortuary men coming for Edith—the hushed conversation and the bumping and thumping as the lifeless shell of this troubled woman was bagged and forever removed from Bird Song.

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  • She even used the same fountain pen she used when she registered here at Bird Song, when she signed 'Edith Jones.'

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  • He leaned across the coffee table and reached for Bird Song's guest register, handing it to Dean.

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  • Cynthia had given him such an instrument at the time the couple signed papers acquiring Bird Song.

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  • Too bad she decided to do it here at Bird Song.

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  • Maybe now you can get back to the future, and running Bird Song.

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  • All of Bird Song was in the room.

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  • Dean spent the afternoon busying himself with the chores of Bird Song, partially out of guilt for having dumped the morning duties on Fred and in part to take his mind off the ever-present feeling he'd caused long term or, heaven forbid, permanent damage to his seven-month marriage.

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  • In spite of all his cleaning, Bird Song didn't seem to have the same shine as it did when Cynthia was in residence.

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  • Instead, he returned to Bird Song to once more try to contact his wife.

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  • Edith Shipton was a very troubled woman, from the first time she stepped into Bird Song.

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  • Besides, we have to accommodate the wishes of the guests of Bird Song, don't we?

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  • If it was Bird Song where Annie lived, perhaps the scratched window pane is still here!

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  • Even if it was Bird Song where she stayed, the place must have been altered a dozen times in the last century.

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  • But more than anything else, there was love at Bird Song.

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  • Do you believe Annie died at Bird Song?

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  • Okay. I'll buy that they're up there keeping an eye on Bird Song and watching out for us.

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  • At least Edith Shipton was alive before she visited Bird Song.

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  • When they entered Bird Song Fred was still in place on the sofa, but as soon as he saw them he jumped up and embraced Cynthia like the returning prodigal child.

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  • It was time for the Deans to talk, to enjoy one another, the first real time together since their May wedding and hectic summer and fall that followed their move West and the opening of Bird Song.

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  • Bird Song, while providing a simple living for them, was never going to bring a fortune to their bank account.

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  • Gladys Turnbull remained Bird Song's sole paying guest, at least for a couple of days longer.

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  • She had joined the three hosts for a game of dominoes when Bird Song welcomed a new guest.

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  • Martha became settled into Bird Song's routine with amazing rapidity.

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  • All of Edith Shipton's belongings were still packed in a closet at Bird Song.

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  • Dean helped Weller carry the remaining articles into Bird Song.

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  • The following weekend, two and a half weeks after Edith's death, Penny and Mick returned to bird Song for a couple of days of ice climbing, a further reminder of the ice park incident.

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  • Come by Bird Song and we'll have to arrange for her to go back with you.

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  • His first inclination was to stay as far away from Bird Song as possible until Shipton was long gone.

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  • As Dean peddled up to Bird Song, he saw no unfamiliar cars.

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  • He even apologized for not calling before he stopped by and for not staying at Bird Song, like maybe he'd be welcomed.

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  • Said it was for all the trouble he and his wife caused Bird Song.

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  • And you still had a key to Bird Song.

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  • I should have remembered you still had your key to Bird Song.

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  • You must have just guessed what happened after I just stopped by Bird Song.

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  • You think he was in Bird Song all the time?

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  • He practically raped her the night he first stayed in Bird Song.

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  • Then off the newborn goes to start a life of vampirism, just like a bird leaving the nest.

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  • Apparently he thought she was heartless, as well - over a stupid bird?

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  • Elise didn't give the bird call they'd agreed on, so Lana said nothing.

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  • The sound of something screaming wiped the smile from Deidre's face.  Katie turned to face the direction from which the sound came.  It wasn't a bird, and it wasn't human.  The single voice was joined by several, and Katie grabbed Deidre's hand.

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  • David and Cynthia Dean, now husband and wife, and owners of Bird Song, a bed and breakfast in Ouray, Colorado, were seated in the Tundra Room of the recently restored Beaumont Hotel.

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  • The only sound was that of Ed walking and an occasional winter bird song.

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  • A bird's nest was built on one end and cobwebs covered the window.

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  • No darkness lasts the ages, Taran…I do not care to remember the sound of a bird's cry, but I wish I remembered the taste of spiced ale.

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  • A bird built a nest in the flower box and it has little baby birds!

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  • Mama bird will be back to feed them.

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  • A bird came and brought a great big worm.

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  • She cleaned the table and then went out to the porch to remove an empty bird nest from the eve.

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  • I was trying to remove that bird's nest.

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  • She glanced down at the bird nest in her hand.

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  • As a child she had wanted a bird.

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  • She was like a walking rectangle with a bird face, and she got outright hostile towards the beautiful women she escorted out of his home every morning.

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  • In 1862 he succeeded John Bird Sumner as archbishop of Canterbury.

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  • The swan played a part in classical mythology as the bird of Apollo, and in Scandinavian lore the swan maidens, who have the gift of prophecy and are sometimes confused with the Valkyries, reappear again and again.

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  • This odd animal is provided with a bill or beak, which is not, like that of a bird, affixed to the skeleton, but is merely attached to the skin and muscles.

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  • No word exists in their language for such general terms as tree, bird or fish; yet they have invented a name for every species of vegetable and animal they know.

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  • This formality having been gone through, the flight of the first bird which passed over the body was watched, the direction being regarded as that in which the sorcerer must be sought.

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  • On the east coast peafowl are found, and throughout the interior the argus pheasant, the firebacked pheasant, the blue partridge, the adjutantbird, several kinds of heron and crane, duck, teal, cotton-teal, snipe, wood-pigeon, green-pigeon of several varieties, swifts, swallows pied-robins, hornbills, parakeets, fly-catchers, nightjars, and many other kinds of bird are met with frequently.

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  • A few specimens of solitary goose have been procured, but the bird is rarely met with.

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  • Prominent among a great variety of song-birds and insectivorous birds are the robin, blue bird, cat bird, sparrows, meadow-lark, bobolink, thrushes, chickadee, wrens, brown thrasher, gold finch, cedar wax-wing, flycatchers, nuthatches, flicker (golden-winged woodpecker), downy and hairy woodpeckers, rose-breasted grosbeak, Baltimore oriole, barnswallow, chimney swift, purple martin, purple finch (linnet), vireos and several species of warblers.

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  • Two more species of Hylactes are known, and 1 Of Spanish origin, it is intended as a reproof to the bird for the shameless way in which, by erecting its tail, it exposes its hinder parts.

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  • It has been sometimes misspelt "Tapacolo," as by C. Darwin, who gave (Journal of Researches, chap. xii.) a brief but entertaining account of the habits of this bird and its relative, Hylactes megapodius, called by the Chilenos "El Turco."

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  • The altar itself is constructed in the form of a bird, because Soma was supposed to have been brought down from heaven by the metre Gayatri which had assumed the form of an eagle.

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  • The consequence of this intussusceptive growth is the " development " or " evolution " of the germ into the visible bird.

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  • Certain ancient stringed instruments were played with a plectrum or plucker made of the quill of a bird's feather, and the word has thus been used of a plectrum made of other material and differing in shape, and also of an analogous object for striking the strings in the harpsichord, spinet or virginal.

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  • One general feature of the adult bird's skull is the almost complete disappearance of the sutures between the bones of the cranium proper, whilst another is the great movability of the whole palatal and other suspensorial apparatus.

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  • Similarly during the growth of the bird the posterior end of the ilium connects itself with the transverse processes of vertebrae which were originally free, thus transforming them from caudals into secondary post-sacrals.

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  • It is absent in the Ratitae, which from this feature have received their name, but considerable traces of a cartilaginous keel occur in the embryo of the ostrich, showing undeniably that the absence of a keel in the recent bird is not a primitive, fundamental feature.

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  • The coracoid is one of the most characteristic bones of the bird's skeleton.

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  • Of wrist-bones only two remain in the adult bird; the original distal carpals coalesce with the proximal end of the metacarpals.

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  • The wing of the bird is folded in a unique way, namely, the radius parallel with the humerus, and the whole wrist and hand with their ulnar side against the ulna; upper and forearm in a state of supination, the hand in that of strong abduction.

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  • The iris is in most young birds at first brown or dull-coloured, but with maturity attains often very bright tints which add considerably to the charm of the bird; sexual dimorphism is in this respect of common occurrence.

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  • During the embryonic stage the lids are fused together, and either become separated shortly before the bird is hatched, as is the case with most Nidifugae, or else the blind condition prevails for some time, in the young Nidicolae.

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  • The bird's liver receives nearly all the blood from the stomach, gut, pancreas and spleen, as well as from the left liver itself, into the right hepatic lobe, by a right and left portal vein.

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  • The usual suggestion, that the warm air contained within them assists the bird in flight, balloon-like, is absurd.

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  • But it also follows that, if every extinct and recent bird were known, neither species, nor genera, nor families, nor orders could be defined.

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  • Marsh, who, after 1870, discovered a great number of bird remains in the Cretaceous strata of North America.

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  • The oldest known bird is theArchaeopteryx, of the upper Oolite in Bavaria.

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  • A wide gap separates Archaeopteryx from the next order of fossil birds of the Cretaceous epoch, and, since freshwater deposits of that age are rare, bird remains are uncommon.

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  • The lower Eocene has furnished a greater number of bird bones.

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  • Remnants of a heron-like bird, Proherodius, of a gull-like creature, Halcyornis, a raptorial Lithornis; and a supposed Passerine from Glarus in Switzerland, called Protornis = Osteornis, complete the list.

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  • The fossil egg of a struthious bird, Struthiolithus, has been found near Cherson, south Russia, and in north China.

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  • In the fens of East Anglia have been found two humeri, one of them immature, of a true Pelecanus, a bird now no longer inhabiting middle Europe.

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  • New Zealand has also yielded many flightless birds, notably the numerous species and genera of Dinornithidae, some of which survived into the 19th century; Pseudapteryx allied to the Kiwi; Cnemiornis, a big, flightless goose; Aptornis and Notornis, flightless rails; and Harpagornis, a truly gigantic bird of prey with tremendous wings and talons.

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  • These are, again in an ascending direction, connected with the Coraciiformes, out of which have arisen the Passeriformes, and these have blossomed into the Oscines, which, as the apotheosis of bird life, have conquered the whole inhabitable world.

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  • The principal crops in addition to wheat are oats, barley, maize, linseed and bird seed.

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  • As a wild bird it breeds constantly, though locally, throughout the greater part of Scotland, and has frequently done so in England, but more rarely in Ireland.

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  • A common and handsome bird is the blue plantain-eater (Corythaeola).

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  • This Strophanthus is not remarkable for its rubber - which is mere bird lime - but for the powerful poison of its seeds, often used for poisoning arrows, but of late much in use as a drug for treating diseases of the heart.

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  • Still it is brisk in its movements, and its variegated plumage makes it a pleasing bird.

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