Bird sentence example

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  • Some large bird has stolen it from his palace.
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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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  • The regiment fluttered like a bird preening its plumage and became motionless.
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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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  • I had a mug, and little bird and candy.
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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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  • A party of Bird Song's male residents plus the Dawkins gals had gathered in the parlor.
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  • He turns into a bird in his hands and flies away.
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  • No doubt the bird had mistaken the purple silk for something good to eat.
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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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  • The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.
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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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  • This was unusual, as Bird Song's matron had pestered him about the details of the emerging flora since he had arrived at the inn the prior week.
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  • Here's another bird from Mr. Boyle.
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  • The mocking bird does not live in the cold north.
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  • It had been a perfect day at Bird Song—until the phone call came and tanked any semblance of tranquility into a mire of despair.
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  • A young couple whose life dream was owning a Bird Song look-alike learned from Fred the principals would be absent for the day and offered to stick around playing temporary innkeepers.
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  • Some station themselves on this side of the pond, some on that, for the poor bird cannot be omnipresent; if he dive here he must come up there.
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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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  • I'll call him 'SB,' for 'Song Bird' instead of 'BS' for 'Bird Song.'
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  • Suddenly something happened: the young officer gave a gasp and bending double sat down on the ground like a bird shot on the wing.
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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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  • It is Nature's own bird which lives on buds and diet drink.
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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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  • Perhaps the mocking bird is singing them to sleep.
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  • When I went to get a pail of water early in the morning I frequently saw this stately bird sailing out of my cove within a few rods.
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  • Napoleon, after making the Cossack a present, had him set free like a bird restored to its native fields.
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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 rocking chairs were back, four in a row, red, green, yellow, and purple, adding a blaze of color against the century-old white building of Bird Song.
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  • While Bird Song fed its guests only breakfast, there was always fresh fruit available and the management triumvirate ate heartily of nature's stores.
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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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  • The mother bird lays her eggs in a nest and keeps them warm until the birdlings are hatched.
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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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  • Maria was a wee bird of a woman—probably a teenager, Hispanic, and even shorter than Cynthia, who barely topped five feet.
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  • He knew Cynthia wanted to update him on her talk with Martha, but both realized time was short as they planned to take Martha to dinner for her last night under Bird Song's wing.
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  • It will do you good to get away from Bird Song for a while.
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  • He was off with a jog and a wave, leaving the Deans in front of Bird Song.
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  • Be it as it may, both seem happy as pigeons in a bird bath with their modest lives.
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  • Her residence was compliments of Janet O'Brien, one of a long line of Bird Song's temporary domestics.
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  • Now, thanks to an overzealous social worker, Martha was scheduled to become reacquainted with mommy dearest—in Denver, over three hundred miles away from Bird Song's nest.
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  • The last of Bird Song's unfed guests arrived with a yawn.
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  • They heard the sudden twittering of a bird, but could not find the creature anywhere.
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  • Like a bird let loose, his horse leaped forward.
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  • A little bird had already sung the good news in my ear; but it was doubly pleasant to have it straight from you.
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  • Even before I knew her, she had handled a dead chicken, or bird, or some other small animal.
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  • "Look out!" came a frightened cry from a soldier and, like a bird whirring in rapid flight and alighting on the ground, a shell dropped with little noise within two steps of Prince Andrew and close to the battalion commander's horse.
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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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  • Goldfink l), the Fringilla carduelis of Linnaeus and the Carduelis elegans of later authors, an extremely well-known bird found over the greater parts of Europe and North Africa, and eastwards to Persia and Turkestan.
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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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  • Caleb and me—when he and his family stayed here at Bird Song—we played a lot together.
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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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  • 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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  • The Deans had married a year ago and poured their life savings into Bird Song.
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  • On Friday morning Bird Song's full complement of guests were treated to the usual bounty of Cynthia's baking, but with less zip and smiles than most days.
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  • Fred was anxiously glancing between her bedroom and the front door where he was expecting the arrival of Bird Song's latest domestic helper candidate.
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  • Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.
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  • Cynthia devoured every publication she could find on the subject and was looking forward to spending some quality time hiking the high country, if the demand of Bird Song's chores would allow snatches of free time.
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  • So far, wee Maria stood head and shoulders over any other domestic helper Bird Song had employed.
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  • Even Bird Song's gilded front sign, advertising the bed and breakfast, had been washed of a year's dust from the unpaved side street.
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  • Dean wondered if Bird Song could afford the food bill as he sat down and joined Pumpkin for a cup of coffee.
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  • When Saturday's daylight arrived to David Dean's exhausted eyes, the time had slipped past his usual rising hour and voices and footsteps rattled the old timbers of Bird Song.
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  • They pulled up to Bird Song but Dean made no effort to alight.
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  • Bird Song was empty, or so they thought, when they returned.
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  • Sure, Dean thought, I'll put it on the list, right after food, clothing and shelter, all of which were tough enough to fund given Bird Song's present budget.
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  • Bird Song wasn't locked and the place was empty most of today—even Maria was watching the parade.
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  • They drove south from town and in less than a quarter mile, turned right onto what was locally known as the Camp Bird Mine Road.
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  • Dean was happy at a little time away from Bird Song.
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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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  • The scissor-tailed flycatcher, or Texas bird of paradise, is common on the prairies and in the lightly wooded districts.
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  • There was no time for Cynthia to talk to her husband, who was busy serving breakfast to the late sleepers while she showed Maria, by hand communication, the upstairs chores of Bird Song.
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  • Bird Song's parlor began filling with guests whose canceled activities put them in a what-do-you-do-next? mood of bewilderment.
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  • It's too busy at Bird Song and I've been—goofing off all morning.
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  • The couple was newly married, Bird Song still under construction, and with Fred out of town, they stole two days on a camping honeymoon.
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  • She learns because she can't help it, just as the bird learns to fly.
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  • A bird sits on the next bough, life-everlasting grows under the table, and blackberry vines run round its legs; pine cones, chestnut burs, and strawberry leaves are strewn about.
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  • Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
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  • They had compared Martha's drawing to the contour maps of the area back at Bird Song and decided this was as close to the general area of the mine that any type of roadway touched.
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  • You could have saved the price of staying at Bird Song.
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  • We'll fill you in back at Bird Song.
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  • As in the Dawkins of Bird Song?
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  • Fred and the Bird Song Five were spotted by first locating the largest stash of trash.
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  • It all goes to Bird Song?
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  • You own Bird Song.
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  • Should we sign it from Bird Song?
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  • I'll see you back at Bird Song.
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  • Bird Song was quiet.
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  • Bird Song was an empty nest.
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  • Why don't you come back to Bird Song.
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  • Bird Song is full.
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  • You don't eat enough to keep a bird alive.
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  • My read is Shipton didn't exactly make friends at Bird Song.
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  • How can you sit on a jury that involves guests staying at Bird Song?
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  • "I suppose this means it's inappropriate to fill Fred in on what happened at the Lucky Pup," Cynthia mused as they climbed the steps to 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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  • "We'd love to but we've been away from Bird Song far too long already today," Cynthia said.
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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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  • "None of which Bird Song has," Cynthia stressed as she reached in her pocket and withdrew a quarter.
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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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  • "If you want to talk later, come on by Bird Song—" "Now!
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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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  • It was Martha who called Bird Song this morning.
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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 didn't tell the women Annie Quincy lived here, at Bird Song, did you?" she asked.
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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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  • "Is this place called Bird Song?" asked a male voice.
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  • Yup. Bird Song is a small inn and I'd know.
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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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  • "We only serve breakfast at Bird Song," Cynthia answered, keeping her voice cheery.
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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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  • "Welcome to Bird Song," Cynthia said.
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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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  • 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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  • Like Loco Lil, the madam at the Bird Cage, piano players and the gamblers.
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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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  • "Welcome back to Bird Song," Dean said.
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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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  • "Welcome to Bird Song," he said as they climbed the steps.
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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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  • "Nice and cozy," she commented, bouncing the bed, and then added, "I suppose Bird Song is a tree-hugger-type joint and you don't let a person smoke here."
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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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  • "Let's you and me get an ice cream," Dean said to Martha as the others entered 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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  • "Scat," he ordered, and the Bird Song occupants all slowly complied—all but Fred O'Connor who defiantly sat on the bed, taking notes.
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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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  • "He certainly won't be missed at Bird Song," Dean said.
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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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  • "I was on my way to Bird Song this afternoon," she explained as he peddled up to her car.
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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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  • "Their luggage is stored at Bird Song," Dean said.
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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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  • "I'd better get back to Bird Song in case he shows up," Dean said.
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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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  • That and the key to 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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  • It was before 6:30 so the early bird special was in effect, making the meal a tad cheaper than he'd figured.
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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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  • 25) as the Megapodius rubripes of Temminck, a wholly different bird.
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  • SERIEMA, or Cariama, a South-American bird, sufficiently well described and figured in G.
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  • 20) the "Crested Screamer," - an appellation since transferred to a wholly different bird.
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  • In the course of his travels in Brazil (1815-1817), Prince Max of Wied met with this bird, and in 1823 there appeared from his pen N.
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  • It is not easy to say when any example of the bird first came under the eyes of British ornithologists; but in the Zoological Proceedings for Seriema.
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  • It is now placed in the family Cariamidae of Gruiform bird.
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  • (see BIRD).
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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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  • TAPACULO, the name 1 given in Chile to a bird of singular appearance - the Pteroptochus albicollis of ornithology, and applied in an extended sense to its allied forms, which constitute a small family, Pteroptochidae, belonging to the Clainatores division of Passeres, peculiar to South America.
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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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  • From the rough comparison of the skeleton of a bird with that of a man by Pierre Delon, in the 16th century (to go no further back), down to the theory of the limbs and the theory of the skull at the present day; or, from the first demonstration of the homologies of the parts of a flower by C. F.
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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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  • " Bird," when it passed from its earliest meaning of " nestlings," seems to have been applied to the smaller, and " fowl " to the larger species, a distinction which was retained by Johnson.
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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 more characteristic features of the bird's brain show clearly a further development of the reptilian type, not always terminal features in a direct line, but rather side-departures, sometimes even a secondary sinking to a lower level, and in almost every case in a direction away from those fundamentally reptilian lines which have led to the characters typical of, and peculiar to, the mammals.
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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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  • och Gothlcindska Resa, p. 217), who first met with this bird on the island of Gottland (July I, 1741), was under the mistaken belief that it was there called Tolk (=interpres).
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  • Still it is brisk in its movements, and its variegated plumage makes it a pleasing bird.
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  • The nest, contrary to the habits of most Limicolae, is generally placed under a ledge of rock which shelters the bird from observation,' and therein are laid four eggs, of a light olive-green, closely blotched with brown, and hardly to be mistaken for those of any other bird.
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  • In like manner in the purification of lepers two birds were used; the throat of one was cut, the living bird dipped in the blood mingled with water and the leper sprinkled; then the bird was set free to carry away the leprosy.
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  • In the Centaur battle, having been crushed by rocks and trunks of trees, he was changed into a bird; or he disappeared into the depths of the earth unharmed.
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  • The bird fauna is of considerable interest, the finest species of the upper zone being an eagle-owl, met with at 14,000 ft.
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  • Many bird parasites belonging to the Rippoboscidae have naturally been carried about the world by their hosts, while other species, such as the house-fly, blow-fly and drone-fly, have in like manner been disseminated by human agency.
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  • Of birds some 30 kinds are known, an owl being the only bird of prey; parrots, pigeons, kingfishers, honey-suckers, rails, ducks, and other water birds are numerous.
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  • Yet the bird remained practically unknown to ornithologists until figured in 1825, from a specimen belonging to Leadbeater, 2 by C. J.
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  • The cock has a fine yellow bill and a head bearing a rounded crest of filamentous feathers; lanceolate scapulars overhang the wings, and from the rump spring the long flowing plumes which are so characteristic of the species, and were so highly prized by the natives before the Spanish conquest that no one was allowed to kill the bird when taken, but only to divest it of its feathers, which were to be worn by the chiefs alone.
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  • Among the song-birds are the mocking-bird, the Carolina wren and the cardinal grosbeak (or red bird); there are plenty of quail or " bob white " (called partridge in the South).
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  • At the consecration of a church the sacrifice of a dove (the bird of Ishtar) has place among the ceremonies.
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  • In it were depicted with a marvellous fidelity, and thorough appreciation of form and colouring (despite a certain conventional 1 Ornithologia, from the Greek opvia-, crude form of dpvcs, a bird, and -aoyia, allied to X6yos, commonly Englished a discourse.
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  • Thus it became possible for almost any diligent reader without much chance of error to refer to its proper place nearly every bird he was likely to meet with.
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  • In 1783 Boddaert printed at Utrecht a Table des planches enlumineez, 9 in which he attempted to refer every species of bird figured in that extensive series to its proper Linnaean genus, and to assign it a scientific name if it did not already possess one.
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  • The plates, which show no improvement in execution on those of Martinet, are after drawings by Huet and Pretre, the former being perhaps the less bad draughtsman of the two, for he seems to have had an idea of what a bird when alive looks like, though he was not able to give his figures any vitality, while the latter simply delineated the stiff and dishevelled specimens from museum shelves.
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  • description of every species of bird; but that was soon found to be impossible; and, when six parts had been issued, with text by some unnamed author, the scheme was brought within practicable limits, and the writing of the letterpress was Vieillot.
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  • Dugmore who have done much remarkable work in bird photography; Dallas Lore Sharp, Bradford Torrey, E.
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  • He had, however, the courage to act up to his own professions in collocating the rollers (Coracias) with the beeeaters (Merops), and had the sagacity to surmise that Menura was not a Gallinaceous bird.
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  • The points at issue between Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy St-Hilaire before mentioned naturally attracted the attention of L'Herminier, who in 1836 presented to the French Academy the results of his researches into the mode Isidore of growth of that bone which in the adult bird he had already studied to such good purpose.
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  • On two occasions, however, there was found in addition, what may be taken for a representation of the first series, a little " noyau " situated between the coracoids - forming the only instance of all three series being present in the same bird.
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  • Be that as it may, he declares that characters drawn from the sternum or the pelvis - hitherto deemed to be, next to the bones of the head, the most important portions of the bird's framework - are scarcely worth more, from a classificatory point of view, than characters drawn from the bill or the legs; while pterylological considerations, together with many others to which some systematists had attached more or less importance, can only assist, and apparently must never be taken to control, the force of evidence furnished by this bone of all bones - the anterior palatal.
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  • More dimly still visions of what the first bird may have been like could be reasonably entertained; and, passing even to a higher antiquity, the reptilian parent whence all birds have sprung was brought within reach of man's consciousness.
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  • The common practice of ordinary collectors, until at least very recently, has been tersely described as being to " shoot a bird, take off its skin, and throw away its characters."
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  • C. Marsh, by finding the imperfect fossilized tibia of a bird in the middle cretaceous shale of Kansas, Marsh, began a series of wonderful discoveries of great im portance to ornithology.
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  • p. 360) the remains of a large swimming bird (nearly 6 ft.
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  • p. 344) a second fossil bird from the same locality was indicated as Ichthyornis dispar- from the fish-like, biconcave form of its vertebrae.
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  • Further examination of the enormous collections gathered by the author, and preserved in the Museum of Yale University at New Haven, Connecticut, showed him that this last bird, and another to which he gave the name of Apatornis, had possessed welldeveloped teeth implanted in sockets in both jaws, and induced him to establish (v.
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  • It is unnecessary here to discuss the views of Gadow, as that author himself has contributed the article BIRD to this edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and has there set forth his revised scheme.
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  • All the world over it is held that such people can assume the form of animals; sometimes the power of the shaman is held to depend on his being able to summon his familiar; among the Ostiaks the shaman's coat was covered with representations of birds and beasts; two bear's claws were on his hands; his wand was covered with mouse-skin; when he wished to divine he beat his drum till a black bird appeared and perched on his hut; then the shaman swooned, the bird vanished, and the divination could begin.
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  • One genus of Thomisidae (Phognarachne), which inhabits the Oriental region, adopts the clever device of spinning on the surface of a leaf a sheet of web resembling the fluid portions of a splash of bird's dung, the more solid central portions being represented by the spider itself, which waits in the middle of the patch to seize the butterflies or other insects that habitually feed on birds' excrement and are attracted to the patch mistaking it for their natural food.
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  • This bird is exported in large numbers to northern China, where it is much prized on account of its extraordinary power of imitation.
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  • I), be reverent in visiting the house of God (the temple and the connected buildings) 1 The clause is obscure; literally" he (or, one) rises at (?) the voice of the bird,"usually understood to refer to the old man's inability to sleep in the morning; but this is not a universal trait of old age, and besides, a reference to affairs in the house is to be expected; the Hebrew construction also is of doubtful correctness.
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  • Its Greek name, "Aopvos, was explained to mean that no bird could fly across it.
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  • with a complete list of every animal and bird known to inhabit that country ...
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  • Linete and Linet-wige, whence seems to have been corrupted the old Scottish "Lintquhit," and the modern northern English "Lintwhite" - originally a somewhat generalized bird's name, but latterly specialized for the Fringilla cannabina of Linnaeus, the Linota cannabina of recent ornithologists.
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  • This bird never assumes any crimson on the crown or breast, but the male has the rump at all times tinged more or 1 E.g.
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  • Foula, pronounced Foola (Norse, fugl-oy, " bird island") (230), lies 27 m.
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  • Desirous of proving to himself and others that man could be as independent of this kind as the nest-building bird, Thoreau retired to a hut of his own construction on the pine-slope over against the shores of Walden Pond - a but which he built, furnished and kept in order entirely by the labour of his own hands.
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  • This exquisite familiarity with bird and beast would make us love the memory of Thoreau if his egotism were triply as arrogant, if his often meaningless paradoxes were even more absurd, if his sympathies were even less humanitarian than we know them to have been.
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  • The chief articles of export (together with those that have lapsed) have been already indicated; but they may be summarized as including seal-oil, seal, fox, bird and bear skins, fish products and eiderdown, with some quantity of worked skins.
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  • HAWFINCH, a bird so called from the belief that the fruit of the hawthorn (Crataegus Oxyacantha) forms its chief food, the Loxia coccothraustes of Linnaeus, and the Coccothraustes vulgaris of modern ornithologists, one of the largest of the finch family (Fringillidae), and found over nearly the whole of Europe, in Africa north of the Atlas and in Asia from Palestine to Japan.
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  • Of these the aegis, usually explained as a storm-cloud, is probably intended as a battle-charm, like the Gorgon's head on the shield and the faces on the shields of Chinese soldiers; the owl probably represents the form under which she was worshipped in primitive times, and subsequently became her favourite bird (the epithet -yXavK6.)7rts, meaning "keen-eyed" in Homer, may have originally signified "owl-faced"); the snake, a common companion of the earth deities, probably refers to her connexion with ErechtheusErichthonius.
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  • The larger species of Bird's Nest Spiders (Avicularia), the opisthosoma of which is as large as a bantam's egg, undoubtedly attack young birds, and M'Cook gives an account of the capture in its web by an ordinary house spider of a small mouse.
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  • Flesh that has become tainted appears to be specially acceptable; but it is a curious fact that on no account will a fox eat any kind of bird of prey.
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  • One of the Brazilian birds whose habits have attracted much interest is the Joao de Barro (Clay John) or oven bird (Furnarius rufus), which builds a house of reddish clay for its nest and attaches it to the branch of a tree, usually in a fork.
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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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  • Society, 1871, p. 702), thus proving the existence of the bird in England at no very distant period, and one of them being that of a young example points to its having been bred in this country.
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  • Society, 1869, p. 146), the curious bloody secretion ejected from the mouth of the flamingo may have given rise to the belief, through that bird having been mistaken for the "Pelican of the wilderness."
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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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  • 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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  • BIREN (or BtHREN), Ernst Johann (1690-1772), duke of Courland, was the grandson of a groom in the service of Duke Standard Wing Bird of Paradise (Semioptera wallacei).
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  • conglomerate beds occur in belts forming in descending order the Elsburg series, Kimberley series, Bird Reef series, Livingstone Reef series, Main Reef series.
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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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  • Ducks are also numerous in species and individuals, including a small bird called the guiriri, in imitation of its cry.
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  • Bird, Wanderings in Burma (London, 1897); E.
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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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  • Bird C. Willis of Virginia and a grand-niece of George Washington.'
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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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  • BLACKBIRD (Turdus merula), the name commonly given to a well-known British bird of the Turdidae family, for which the ancient name was ousel, Anglo-Saxon Osle, equivalent of the German Amsel, a form of the word found in several old English books.
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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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  • 3 This little bird, which is about the size of the linnet, has the head and back silvery blue, and the rest of the plumage chocolate red-brown.
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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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  • 6pves, 6pveOos, bird, and pveyxos, bill) is therefore now universally adopted as the scientific designation, although duck-billed platypus (Gr.
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  • The practice of netting this bird in large numbers during the spring and summer, coupled with the gradual reclamation of the fens, to which it resorted, has now rendered it but a visitor in England; and it probably ceased from breeding regularly in England in 1824 or thereabouts, though under favourable conditions it may have occasionally laid its eggs for some thirty years later or more (Stevenson, Birds of Norfolk, ii.
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  • lapponica, and this seems to have never been more than a bird of double passage in the United Kingdom, arriving in large flocks on the south coast about the 12th of May, and, after staying a few days, proceeding to the north-eastward.
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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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  • high and has pure white plumage with a red crown, black tail-feathers and black upper neck, It is a sacred bird, and it shares with the tortoise the honor of being an emblem of longevity.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • RUFF, a bird so called from the very beautiful and remarkable frill of elongated feathers that, just before the breedingseason, grow thickly round the neck of the male, who is considerably larger than the female, known as the reeve.
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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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  • 2 This "ruff" has been compared to that of Elizabethan or Jacobean costume, but it is essentially different, since that was open in front and widest and most projecting behind, whereas the bird's decorative apparel is most developed in front and at the sides and scarcely exists behind.
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  • other species of Limicoline bird has, so far as is known, any tendency to it.
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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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  • Though part of the plumage in many sun-birds gleams with metallic lustre, they owe much of their beauty to feathers which are not lustrous, though almost as vivid,' and the most wonderful combination of the brightest colours - scarlet, purple, blue, green and yellow - is often seen in one and the same bird.
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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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  • (2) That there existed more than one self or soul or shade in any one of these personalities, and these shades had the power not only to go away, but to transform their bodily tenements at will; a bird, by raising its head, could become a man; the latter, by going on all fours, could become a deer.
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