Definition of Axillaries

1. n. pl. Feathers connecting the under surface of the wing and the body, and concealed by the closed wing.

Definition of Axillaries

1. Noun. (plural of axillar) ¹

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Definition of Axillaries

1. axillary [n] - See also: axillary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Axillaries

axile placentation
axilla thermometer
axillaries (current term)
axillary anaesthesia
axillary arch
axillary arch muscle
axillary artery
axillary cavity
axillary dissection
axillary fascia
axillary fold
axillary fossa
axillary glands
axillary hair
axillary hairs

Literary usage of Axillaries

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1. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1878)
"... which differs from the western species in having black axillaries in place of white. It is right, however, to state that specimens of the true S. ..."

2. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1890)
"axillaries and under wing-coverts in both sexes uniformly of one colour or very nearly so ; lower plumage never blue nor chestnut combined with black b". ..."

3. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"•with dusky blackish ; under tail-coverts more rufescent and barred •with blackish ; under wing-coverts white, barred with dusky blackish ; axillaries ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"The brown bill is thick and decurved, the whitish legs are long; the plumage is buff, with slaty nape, black remiges, axillaries, under wing-coverts, ..."

5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1882)
"Nevertheless the rays have been described by myself as dividing seven or eight times ; ie there may be no less than five axillaries beyond the palmars, ..."

6. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"Another diagnostic mark is the color of the axillaries which are black in the ... The black axillaries contrast sharply with the white of the inner surface ..."

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