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Pelican vs. Swan

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Pelicannoun

Any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae, having a long bill with a distendable pouch.

Swannoun

Any of various species of large, long-necked waterfowl, of genus Cygnus (bird family: Anatidae), most of which have white plumage.

Pelicannoun

A native or resident of the American state of Louisiana.

Swannoun

(figuratively) One whose grace etc. suggests a swan.

Pelicannoun

A retort or still having a curved tube or tubes leading back from the head to the body for continuous condensation and redistillation.

Swannoun

(heraldry) This bird used as a heraldic charge, sometimes with a crown around its neck (e. g. the arms of Buckinghamshire).

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Pelicannoun

(dentistry) A set of forceps used to force overcrowded teeth apart.

Swanverb

To travel or move about in an aimless, idle, or pretentiously casual way.

Pelicannoun

Any large webfooted bird of the genus Pelecanus, of which about a dozen species are known. They have an enormous bill, to the lower edge of which is attached a pouch in which captured fishes are temporarily stored.

Swanverb

To declare (chiefly in first-person present constructions).

Pelicannoun

A retort or still having a curved tube or tubes leading back from the head to the body for continuous condensation and redistillation.

Swannoun

Any one of numerous species of large aquatic birds belonging to Cygnus, Olor, and allied genera of the subfamily Cygninæ. They have a large and strong beak and a long neck, and are noted for their graceful movements when swimming. Most of the northern species are white. In literature the swan was fabled to sing a melodious song, especially at the time of its death.

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Pelicannoun

large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish

Swannoun

Fig.: An appellation for a sweet singer, or a poet noted for grace and melody; as Shakespeare is called the swan of Avon.

Pelican

Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing.

Swannoun

The constellation Cygnus.

Swannoun

stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult

Swanverb

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;

‘Before God I swear I am innocent’;

Swanverb

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

‘The gypsies roamed the woods’; ‘roving vagabonds’; ‘the wandering Jew’; ‘The cattle roam across the prairie’; ‘the laborers drift from one town to the next’; ‘They rolled from town to town’;

Swanverb

sweep majestically;

‘Airplanes were swanning over the mountains’;

Swannoun

a large waterbird with a long flexible neck, short legs, webbed feet, a broad bill, and typically all-white plumage.

Swanverb

move about or go somewhere in a casual, irresponsible, or ostentatious way

‘swanning around Europe nowadays are we?’;

Swan

Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans' closest relatives include the geese and ducks.

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