Definition of European swift
1. Noun. Common European bird with a shrieking call that nests chiefly about eaves of buildings or on cliffs.
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Literary usage of European swift
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1. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1862)
"THE European swift. Descr.—The whole plumage, except the chin and throat, which are white, ... The European swift is said by Adams to be common in Cashmere, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This species is gregarious and nests in extensive colonies in holes and on ledges of inaccessible cliffs, Like the European swift its flight is incredibly ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The common European swift or black martin (0. apui, Illig.) is 7£ in. long, with a forked tail ; it is blackish brown above with a green gloss, ..."
4. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... the tail is usually forked, the legs and toes are feathered, and all the toes are directed forward. The common and widespread European swift is ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... the common European swift. AH the swifts are migratory. Well known as a summer visitor throughout the ..."
6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1862)
"common European swift or black mart aput, Illig.) is 7i inches long, with я ЕЛ tail ; it is blackish brown above with ar gloss, and the throat grayish ..."