man-of-war bird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n man-of-war bird long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail
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Usage

In literature:

Saw likewise some black Sheerwaters and Several Man-of-War birds.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
The Man-of-War Bird seemed to know better.
"The Trail Book" by Mary Austin
Is has, however, a great number of the birds named Boobies and Man-of-war birds.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
The frigate-birds were called by the sailors the man-of-war bird, and also the sea-hawk.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
We had squally weather, with much lightning and rain, and saw several man-of-war birds.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
MAN-OF-WAR BIRD, OR FRIGATE BIRD.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
On the following day we visited two or three islands which the man-of-war birds were using as roosts.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
The principal aquatic birds are, boobies, or gannets, man-of-war birds, coots, gorlings, (a kind of heron,) gulls.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
These pirates are the frigate or man-of-war birds.
"The Cruise of the 'Alerte'" by E. F. Knight
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