Definition of Beaks
1. Noun. (plural of beak) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of beak) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Beaks
1. beak [n] - See also: beak
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Literary usage of Beaks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. School Reading by Grades: First[-eighth] Year by James Baldwin (1897)
"These have sharp claws, H<ad of an E*s1*' and beaks that are bent like a hook. With their claws they catch their prey; with their beaks they tear it to ..."
2. School Reading by Grades: Second Year by James Baldwin (1897)
"These have sharp claws, Head of an Eagle' and beaks that are bent like a hook. With their claws they catch their prey; with their beaks they tear it to ..."
3. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"They are all known as half-beaks and swim in large schools usually near shore, where they feed chiefly on green algae. There are 3 species in our waters, ..."
4. North American Geology and Palæontology for the Use of Amateurs, Students by Samuel Almond Miller (1889)
"Shell large, posterior part of the cardinal line very slightly elevated, and anterior part contracted in front of the beaks; anterior end rounded, ..."
5. The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain: Or Coloured Figures and by James Sowerby (1829)
"Transversely oval, and finely striated, convex, thin ; beaks not very ... MUCH resembling the last, but it is less convex towards the beaks and less pointed ..."
6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1859)
"From the anterior side of the beaks, there is on each valve, an obscure sulcus descending obliquely and widening towards the middle of thebase. ..."
7. How to Know the Butterflies: A Manual of the Butterflies of the Eastern by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1904)
"... FAMILY VIII THE LONG-beaks Family Libytheidae (Lib-y-the'i-dse) ! long-beaks can be easily recognized by their excès- long, beak-like palpi, ..."
8. A Conchological Dictionary of the British Islands by William Turton (1819)
"... rarely immaculate : beaks near one end, without the heart-shaped impression under them ; inside white, with the margin obtuse and plain : teeth three in ..."