Definition of Grebes
1. Noun. (plural of grebe) ¹
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Definition of Grebes
1. grebe [n] - See also: grebe
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Literary usage of Grebes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"Toes four; tarsus rounded not flattened as in the grebes; tail well developed; ... Unlike the grebes, most Ducks when pursued fly rather than divo. 1. ..."
2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"grebes, together with the Loons, are the most expert aquatic birds that we ... These are the largest of the American grebes; owing to their unusually long ..."
3. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Pennsylvania Ornithologist, Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"grebes. I THE grebes. grebes during the spring and fall migrations are very generally ... In relation to the grebes in general it can be stated that, ..."
4. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"The following is Brehm's arrangement of the grebes, divers, guillemots, ... GENUS L Grebe. Podiceps. — Lath. First Division. Hooded grebes. ..."
5. Birds that Hunt and are Hunted: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy by Neltje Blanchan (1904)
"Largest of the common grebes. Male and Female—In summer: Upper parts dusky; top of head, small crest, and nape of neck glossy black; throat and cheeks ashy; ..."
6. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"grebes, together with the Loons, are the most expert aquatic birds that we have, diving like a flash and swimming for an incredible distance under water. ..."
7. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"Since the extermination of the Great Auk, the grebes have been the lowest in the scale of classification of the forms of bird life commonly hunted. ..."
8. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"WS Dabbene on Argentine Coots and grebes.1— In this interesting paper Mr. Dabbene describes the life histories of ..."