condor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n condor the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Condor A gold coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and equal to twenty pesos. It contains 10.98356 grams of gold, and is equivalent to about $7.29. Called also colon.
    • Condor A gold coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9.65. It is no longer coined.
    • Condor (Zoöl) A very large bird of the Vulture family (Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.
    • Condor (Zoöl) The California vulture (Gymnogyps californianus), also called California condor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n condor A very large South American bird of prey, Sarcorhamphus gryphus, of the family Cathartidæ or American vultures, having the head and upper part of the neck naked and largely carunculate, an exposed ruff of downy white feathers round the neck, and the general plumage blackish, varied with much white in the wings. The size of the condor has been greatly exaggerated; it is not known to exceed 9 feet in stretch of wings, and is little over 3 feet in total length. The bird inhabits chiefly the Andean regions, at elevations of from 10,000 to 15,000 feet above the sea, where it breeds, making no nest, but laying its eggs on the bare rocks. Condors are never seen in large companies, but in groups of three or four, and descend to the plain only when impelled by hunger. At such times two of them will successfully attack sheep, goats, deer, etc., though as a rule they prefer carrion.
    • n condor A South American gold coin. That of Ecuador and Colombia is worth $9.647; that of Chili, $9.123.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Condor kon′dor a large vulture found among the Andes of South America.
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Quotations

  • Herman Melville
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    “Give me a condor's quill! Give me Vesuvius crater for an inkstand!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. condor, fr. Peruvian cuntur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—Peruv. cuntur.

Usage

In literature:

What boy wouldn't like to see a condor caught?
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
What boy wouldn't like to see a condor caught?
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A condor near is one of the largest birds in the world.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
In the market, live condors are frequently sold.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Condore Buffalo Island of Pulo Condore.
"Delineations of the Ox Tribe" by George Vasey
The pelican, the turkey-buzzard, the vulture, the condor, have all had their students and disciples.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
It is my pet condor.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Up they climbed, putting to flight the condors.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
CONDOR, breeding in captivity, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
They go off Pulo Condore to lye there.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
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In poetry:

The birthmarks that are his trademark——
The scald scar of water,
The nude
Verdigris of the condor.
I am red meat. His beak
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
Above the crags the condor flies;
He knows where the red gold lies,
He knows where the diamonds shine;—
If I knew, would she be mine?
"Mercedes" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
The deep-toned winds, the moaning sea,
The whispering of the boding trees,
The brook's eternal flow, and oft
The condor's hollow scream.
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
The vulture is bald, so is the condor, obscenely,
But only you have thrown this amazing mantilla of oxydised
sky-blue
And hot red over you.
"Turkey-Cock" by D H Lawrence
After volcanoes husht with snows,
Up where the wide-winged condor goes,
Great Aconcagua, husht and high,
Sends down the ancient peace of the sky.
"The Christ Of The Andes" by Edwin Markham

In news:

It retails for $259.75 and is available through Condor 's website or its dealers.
Our Gold Wing rolled easily into and out of the Condor 's patented wheel cradle.
The Condor Pit Stop/Trailer Stop is made of aluminum and weighs 30 lbs.
Inside Eye of the Condor II with Chris Bezamat.
It was 8 pm Thursday evening, just hours before the photo and video submissions for Eye of the Condor II were due.
Condors threatened by 'epidemic' lead poisoning from hunters' bullets (+video).
Robert Redford's latest movie, "Three Days of the Condor," was a political espionage thriller that closed with an expression of faith in the integrity of the American press, symbolized by The New York Times.
During the 1970s, Pollack collaborated with Redford on four projects: "Jeremiah Johnson," "The Way We Were," "Three Days of the Condor" and "The Electric Horseman.
Denver's Zoo Helps Reintroduce Condors in Colombia.
Moving Pictures Hans Condor's 'Time Rhyme or Reason ,' Glossary's 'A Fool's Christmas' & Battle Tapes + Nashville's Dead Present Dead Air.
Aker Solutions has previously delivered risers to the Atwood Osprey and Atwood Condor drilling units.
A Californian Condor in flight, photographed in Zion National Park.
The Miller NITRO 5000 and CONDOR GC Series sprayers boast new operator environments and a wide range of new features.
Miller St Nazianz, Inc has introduced the new Miller NITRO 5000 and CONDOR GC Series sprayers .
City Tap House (The Radian, 3925 Walnut St.), that mammoth beer reservoir floating above Penn's western campus like a drunk condor's nest, manages to snag some of the country's best brews.
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In science:

Condor’s interface on the other hand, is based more on compute resources than instantiated jobs.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Dynamic scheduling is usually applied when it is difficult to estimate the cost of applications, or jobs are coming on-line dynamically (in this case, it is also called on-line scheduling). A good example of these scenarios is the job queue management in some metacomputing systems like Condor and Legion.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
Triana can generate files entry for Pegasus / Condor. Pegasus (Singh et al., 2005) sends its workflow to Condor DAGMAN / CondorG, in order to submit remote jobs. Pegasus users don’t access DAGMan directly, except for optimization and troubleshooting. Swift uses Globus Toolkit to submit jobs in Grid.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
Livny. “Distributed computing in practice: the Condor experience”.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
This is similar to the “glide-in” mechanism implemented in the Condor batch execution system .
Batch-oriented software appliances
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