Some of the quills measure fully 5 in.
This, the stretcher of the cubital quills, is a very interesting muscle.
the short tail, tipped with numerous slender-stalked open quills, which make a loud rattling noise whenever the animal moves.
The young (which on leaving the nest have not the tips of the bill crossed) are of a dull olive colour with indistinct dark stripes on the lower parts, and the quills of the wings and tail dusky.
Arising as a long tendon from the sterno-scapular ligament, it passes the axilla by means of a fibrous pulley, accompanies the axillary vessels and nerves along the humerus, and is inserted by a few fleshy fibres on the base of the last two or three cubital quills.
The last dozen vertebrae each carry a pair of well-developed typical quills.
And it all adds together to produce: argent, on a chevron between three swords erect Gules, three quills erect Argent.
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chevron between three swords erect Gules, three quills erect Argent.
plectrum3 broken quills (delrin plectra) were replaced with the same material.
quills made from the primary feathers of birds.
peacock quills are bird sanctuaries, zoos, tackle shops, or craft centers.
Society, 1856, p. 61), which indeed it very much resembles, especially in having its tailcoverts and quills tipped with white or light ochreous - points that recent North American ornithologists rely upon as distinctive of this form.
porcupine quills in that the more they are moved, the deeper they work themselves.
These feathers are highly valued because they do not have quills.
Rick will start to assemble the quills as soon as possible.
The probes act like porcupine quills in that the more they are moved, the deeper they work themselves.
Good sources for peacock quills are bird sanctuaries, zoos, tackle shops, or craft centers.
Stick floats, Avons and crow quills need to be dusted down and even bodied wagglers too.
By the time they took up their quills, vague reports about a crucified savior named Jesus were widely afloat.
21, 22; compound creatures); (14) the hedgehog (pricks grapes upon its quills); (15) the fox (catches birds by simulating death); (16) the panther (spotted skin; enmity to the dragon; sleeps for three days after meals; allures its prey by sweet odour); (17) the sea-tortoise (or aspidochelone; mistaken by sailors for an island); (18) the partridge (hatches eggs of other birds); (19) the vulture (assisted in birth by a stone with loose kernel); (20) the ant-lion (able neither to take the one food nor to digest the other); (21) the weasel (conceives by the mouth and brings forth by the ear); (22) the unicorn (caught only by a virgin); (23) the beaver (gives up its testes when pursued); (24) the hyaena (a hermaphrodite); (25) the otter (enhydris; enters the crocodile's mouth to kill it); (26) the ichneumon (covers itself with mud to kill the dragon; another version of No.
Plain in plumage, being greyish brown above and dull white below, while its quills are dingy black, variegated with white, there is little about the mocking-bird's appearance beyond its graceful form to recommend it; but the lively gesticulations it exhibits are very attractive, and therein its European rival in melody is far surpassed, for the cock-bird mounts aloft in rapid circling flight, and, alighting on a conspicuous perch, pours forth his ever-changing song to the delight of all listeners; while his actions in attendance on his mate are playfully demonstrative and equally interest the observer.
Rick will start to assemble the Quills as soon as possible.
The pens used for the writing were quills made from the primary feathers of birds.
The applicator is a tapered plastic wand with short quills.
Samples of wizard treats, including butterbeer, sugar quills, pumpkin pasties, chocolate frogs, and other popular snacks.
The body is often said to be "lizard-like" and sometimes "leathery" with a row of quills or spiked fur down the spine.
The patterns were created through extensive use of beads, quills and paint.
Quills: Patterned quillwork was used for the same purpose, often forming geometric designs.
High-tops: The high-top or boot-style moccasin was heavily decorated for special events with seed beads, metal coins and porcupine quills.
Pacific Island cultures use piercing for decorative purposes and are portrayed with large spikes or quills through their cheeks and septum.
The ulna is curved and rather stout; it articulates with both carpal bones; the cubital quills often cause rugosities on its dorsal surface.
The sooty-grey colour that, deepening into blackish-brown on the crown and quills, pervades the whole of its plumage - the lower tailcoverts, which are of a deep chestnut, excepted - renders it a conspicuous object; and though, for some reason or other, far from being a favourite, it is always willing when undisturbed to become intimate with men's abodes.
Iron was not known, but copper and tin ores were mined, and the metals combined into bronze of much the same alloy as in the Old World, of which hatchet blades and other instruments were made, though their use had not superseded that of obsidian and other sharp stone flakes for cutting, shaving, &c. Metals had passed into a currency for trading purposes, especially quills of gold-dust and T-shaped pieces of copper, while coco-beans furnished small change.
is represented in all the three great continents of the Old World, and extends as far east as Flores and Celebes, the skull is swollen and convex, the spines are cylindrical, and the tail is short and covered with spines and slender-stalked open quills.
The varied plumage of the cock - his bright red breast and his grey back, set off by his coal-black head and quills - is naturally attractive; while the facility with which he is tamed, with his engaging disposition in confinement, makes him a popular cage-bird, - to say nothing of the fact (which in the opinion of so many adds to his charms) of his readily learning to "pipe" a tune, or some bars of one.
An alloy was formed of two parts silver, one-third copper and one-sixth lead; to this mixture, while fluid in the crucible, powdered sulphur in excess was added; and the brittle amalgam, when cold, was finely pounded, and sealed up in large quills for future use.
There is a total want of quills in their wings, which are incapable of flexure, though they move freely at the shoulder-joint, and some at least of the species occasionally make use of them for progressing on land.
The powdered amalgam was then shaken out of the quills on to the plate, so as to completely cover all the engraved pattern.
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