Bird's-mouth

Definitions

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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bird's-mouth (Arch) An interior angle or notch cut across a piece of timber, for the reception of the edge of another, as that in a rafter to be laid on a plate; -- commonly called crow's-foot in the United States.
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Usage

In literature:

That bird's eye view of the Blue Mouth which we had from the aeroplane when Teuta saw that vision of the future has not been in vain.
"The Lady of the Shroud" by Bram Stoker
This gum comes out of the bird's mouth, and is shining and transparent, and the nest sticks fast to the rock.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
The young bird's mouth is wide open, and in pops the nice spoonful of broth!
"Jean Francois Millet" by Estelle M. Hurll
I seen the bird's mouth wide open as they come home, 'n' Joe has double wraps on him.
"Blister Jones" by John Taintor Foote
Bird's mouth, 172, No.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Putting his hands to his mouth again, he produced a capital imitation of the bird's call note, and then stood listening.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
Within the bird's neck two elastic tubes run down from the mouth into the chest.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The old bird's liable to cut loose when you ain't looking and kick the taste out of your mouth.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
One attempted to get a mouthful of bird's breath, but was swallowed alive.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
It'll cost about sixty bucks to import this bird here and when he gets here, it's nothin' but another mouth to feed.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
There he landed and stood a moment with the duck's neck in his mouth: the bird still flapped and struggled.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
The snake's mouth distended, for he had begun to swallow the bird by the head.
"Lost in the Jungle" by Paul Du Chaillu
And in this Grey Bird's mouth was a little red pirnie, which, to everyone's amazement, it popped on to the prisoner's head.
"The Scottish Fairy Book" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
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In poetry:

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river's mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.
"Indian Summer" by William Wilfred Campbell
Little Birds are teaching
Tigresses to smile,
Innocent of guile:
Smile, I say, not smirkle -
Mouth a semicircle,
That's the proper style!
"Little Birds" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

She is shown pre-chewing food then dropping it into her 11-month-old's mouth, much like a mama bird feeds her babies.
The Horse's Mouth: Mike Baumgartner on Afghanistan, Pot, His F-Bomb and Big Bird.
Birds Poops in Reporter's Mouth.
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