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Superciliary vs. Bird

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Superciliaryadjective

(anatomy) Of or pertaining to the supercilium or eyebrow.

Birdnoun

A member of the class of animals Aves in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs.

‘Ducks and sparrows are birds.’;

Superciliarynoun

(zoology) A distinct streak of colour above the eyes, as in some birds.

Birdnoun

(slang) A man, fellow.

Superciliaryadjective

Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.

Birdnoun

A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.

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Superciliaryadjective

Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker.

Birdnoun

Girlfriend.

‘Mike went out with his bird last night.’;

Birdnoun

(slang) An airplane.

Birdnoun

(slang) A satellite.

Birdnoun

(obsolete) A chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling.

Birdnoun

(slang) A prison sentence.

‘He’s doing bird.’;

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Birdnoun

The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended.

Birdnoun

(Asian slang) A penis.

Birdverb

(intransitive) To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment.

Birdverb

(intransitive) To catch or shoot birds.

Birdverb

To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

Birdnoun

Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).

‘That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird.’; ‘The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes.’;

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Birdnoun

A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.

Birdnoun

Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.

Birdnoun

Fig.: A girl; a maiden.

‘And by my word! the bonny birdIn danger shall not tarry.’;

Birdverb

To catch or shoot birds.

Birdverb

Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

Birdverb

to watch birds, especially in their natural habitats, for enjoyment; to birdwatch.

Birdnoun

warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

Birdnoun

the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

Birdnoun

informal terms for a (young) woman

Birdnoun

a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

Birdnoun

badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

Birdverb

watch and study birds in their natural habitat

Birdnoun

a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly.

Birdnoun

a bird that is hunted for sport or used for food

‘carve the bird and arrange on a warmed serving plate’;

Birdnoun

an aircraft, spacecraft, or satellite.

Birdnoun

a person of a specified kind or character

‘she's a sharp old bird’;

Birdnoun

a young woman or a girlfriend.

Bird

Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class Aves , characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton. Birds live worldwide and range in size from the 5.5 cm (2.2 in) bee hummingbird to the 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) ostrich.

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