Definition of Man-of-war bird

1. Noun. Long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail.

Exact synonyms: Frigate Bird
Generic synonyms: Pelecaniform Seabird
Group relationships: Fregata, Genus Fregata



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Man-of-war Bird

man-machine systems
man-made
man-made fiber
man-mark
man-midwife
man-midwives
man-milk
man-month
man-months
man-o'-war
man-o'-war suit
man-o-war
man-of-letters
man-of-the-earth
man-of-war
man-of-war bird (current term)
man-on-a-horse
man-portable
man-pussies
man-size
man-sized
man-stealer
man-stealers
man-tiger
man-tigers
man-to-man
man-to-man defense

Literary usage of Man-of-war bird

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1. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"TO THE MAN-OF-WAR-BIRD THOU who hast slept all night upon the storm, Waking renew'd on thy prodigious pinions (Burst the wild storm? above it thou as- ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"TO THE MAN-OF-WAR-BIRD THOU who hast slept all night upon the storm, Waking renew'd on thy prodigious pinions (Burst the wild storm? above it thou as- ..."

3. Poems of the English Race by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1921)
"TO THE man-of-war bird* WALT WHITMAN [The "frigate-bird," or petrel, is distinguished for its size, swiftness, and endurance—never alighting to rest on the ..."

4. American Poems (1625-1892) by Walter Cochrane Bronson (1912)
"TO THE MAN-OF-WAR-BIRD Thou who hast slept all night upon the storm, Waking renew'd on thy prodigious pinions (Burst the wild storm ? above it thou ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"Chief towns, Castletown (the capital), Peel, Douglas, and Ramsay. man-of-war bird. ... Manof War Bird ..."

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