Definitions starting with G

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gale bird

[probably from gale windstorm, but cf. OED gale (of a bird) to utter its peculiar note obs.→1520] n. 1. the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica: 1977 (Patterson 118). (Black)

2. the frigate bird, Fregata magnificens. = HUR­RICANE BIRD (Andros)

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2011-02-22 02:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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