Parroter

Definitions

  • The magician's wife whistles to the parrot
    The magician's wife whistles to the parrot
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parroter păr"rŭt*ẽr One who simply repeats what he has heard.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE PARROT'S CAGE THE PARROT'S CAGE
A PERFORMING PARROT A PERFORMING PARROT

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are 315 species of parrot in the world
    • n parroter One who merely repeats what has been learned by rote; one who servilely adopts the language or opinions of others.
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”
  • Billy Graham
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    “A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”
  • Joseph Conrad
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    “To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    “Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.”

Idioms

Parrot fashion - If you learn something parrot fashion, you learn it word for word. A parrot is a bird from South America that can talk.
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Sick as a parrot - If someone's sick as a parrot about something, they are unhappy, disappointed or depressed about it.
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Usage

In literature:

I had not gone far, when I caught sight of a large parrot with beautiful plumage.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were fortunate also in shooting several pigeons and a number of parrots.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
I very soon knocked over a pea-fowl and a parrot.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Latterly, they had been killing parrots to make soup for them; a few that were left, of the grey species, spoke remarkably well.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
In the afternoon they stopped for a little to refresh themselves with roasted parrot, chocolate, and biscuit.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
I will bring Mr. Parrot up, to say goodbye.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Anything the landlady tells me I shall tell her I got from the parrot.
"Sea Urchins" by W. W. Jacobs
But the bird that interested Robinson most was the parrot.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
In rocks, said the Bororos, dwelt their ancestors in the shape of parrots.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Not even the noisy parrots flew out with their usual disturbance.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The chief speakers were Mr. PARROT and Mr.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 11, 1893" by Various
The poll parrot talks a barrel a minute and the skipper goes right along navigatin'.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Immediately the parrot's uproar subsided to a muttering and a moment later stopped altogether.
"Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island" by Janet D. Wheeler
Anything the landlady tells me I shall tell her I got from the parrot.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs
Why, our parrots beat these West-African negroes to sticks!
"Heads and Tales" by Various
Among other game I wounded a parrot, an uncommonly handsome bird, with rich plumage.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
If not a chimp he had hoped for a parrot or at least a canary.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
But when they looked at her they screeched like parrots.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Mrs. Vanderbilt has the heels of her shoes set in diamonds, while another great philanthropist has established a pension for aged parrots.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
Since then I have done my best to convert the poor babies into parrots.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
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In poetry:

What noise of colors!
And hence I’m caught
Very quickly with them,
Seen and heard from a distance
As if I had a parrot in my arms.
"Paintings" by Marin Sorescu
And the haughty youth passed onward,
Bearing on his wrist his parrot,
And the yellow-skirted Rabbi
With bowed head sought Donna Clara.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
Up then and spoke the pretty parrot:
"May Colven, where have you been?
What has become of false Sir John,
That woo'd you so late the streen?
"May Colven" by Andrew Lang
"O hold your tongue, my pretty parrot,
Lay not the blame upon me;
Your cup shall be of the flowered gold,
Your cage of the root of the tree."
"May Colven" by Andrew Lang
But Gibby was foremost at kirns an' balls,
Wi' his twinklin', parrot e'e;
An' Grizzy his wife gather'd into the hoose,
For unco greedy was she.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
Yet Time--'tis the strangest thing of all--
Knoweth not the sense of the words he saith;
Eternity taught him his parrot-call
Of 'Love and Death.'
"Time's Monotone" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

The Blue Parrot took the winter off but is in gear for the season.
Photo courtesy of Rusty Parrot Lodge.
The Rusty Parrot Lodge is an outpost of absolute luxury 20 minutes from Jackson's slopes.
Now that I've read the book and understand parrots better, I can see that he's right.
Like all parrots , Tiko is highly intelligent and social.
For those of us who don't live with parrots , these concepts are fascinating.
They bring an energy with them, so much so that even parrots like getting in on the action.
Instead of using a traditional controller, you pilot the Parrot AR.
The parrot and the tiger.
See entries for NATURE's parrot photo contest, held in January 2008.
World's oldest parrot dies at 55.
A parrot from Tanzania believed to be the oldest in the world has died at the age of 55, in Exeter, England.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
During this time he discovered a flock of wild parrots with which he felt a connection.
Check out pictures from the FREE Hoobastank show on Sunday, September 16th @ The Sandy Parrot .
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In science:

We can say that penguins are atypical in that they cannot fly; hummingbirds are atypical in that they have very fine motor control; parrots are atypical in that they could talk; and so on.
Evaluating Defaults
GR and QM to a cogent (ie, a conceptually sound, mathematically consistent, as well as calculationally finite) QG, seem to this author to be like trying to cross a parrot with a hyena: so that it (:QG) can tel l us what it is laughing about.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
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