Definition of Flying bird

1. Noun. Birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles.

Exact synonyms: Carinate, Carinate Bird
Generic synonyms: Bird
Terms within: Keel
Derivative terms: Carinate
Antonyms: Ratite

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flying Bird

flying ace
flying bird (current term)
flying bishop
flying blister
flying boat
flying bomb
flying brick
flying bricks
flying bridge
flying carpet
flying cat
flying circus
flying circuses
flying coffin

Literary usage of Flying bird

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquities of Tennessee and the Adjacent States, and the State of by Gates Phillips Thruston (1897)
"flying bird PIPE (ONE-THIRD).* Park, New York, there is a flying bird pipe, ... The fine flying bird pipe represented in outlines in Fig. ..."

2. The Songs and Music of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play (Mutter und Kose by Friedrich Fröbel (1895)
"Bnt - ter - flies, hnt - ter - flies Si'ek the lil - y hell, Rost and work till iay - light's close. if THE flying bird. KATE L. BROWN. WW GILCHRIST. ..."

3. Archaic Corinthian Pottery and the Anaploga Well by Darrell Arlynn Amyx, Patricia Lawrence (1975)
"The whole scene might then have represented a hoplite charging to right, brandishing a spear with his raised right hand; behind him a flying bird. ..."

4. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"If the aerial flying bird was lighter than the air, its wings would require to be twisted round to resemble the diving wings of the penguin and auk. ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1889)
"Mr Lancaster admits that a high-flying bird going away is a very easy mark. But the objection to it is, that the bird has got so much steam on, ..."

6. Wild Nature's Ways by Richard Kearton (1903)
"... play their part in the doings of Nature's children to a far greater extent than is generally supposed. PHOTOGRAPHING A flying bird WITH A GUN CAMERA. ..."

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