• WordNet 3.6
    • n thunderbird (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thunderbird (Zoöl) An Australian insectivorous singing bird (Pachycephala gutturalis). The male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast. Called also white-throated thickhead orange-breasted thrust black-crowned thrush guttural thrush, and black-breasted flycatcher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thunderbird An Australian thick-headed shrike, Pachycephala gutturalis. It is about 6 inches long, rich-yellow below, with a jet-black collar and white throat, black head, and partly black tail. It was called by Latham guttural thrush, Tardus gutturalis, and black-breasted flycatcher, Muscicapa pectoralis, by others white-throated thickhead, and it has also a variety of French and New Latin names. It closely resembles the species figured under Pachycephala.
    • n thunderbird In the mythology of some low tribes, an imaginary bird supposed to cause thunder by the flapping of its wings, or considered as personifying it.
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In literature:

A very elaborate drill-socket; it is made of tulip wood, carved to represent the Thunderbird.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Outside, a huge sign told the world, and Malone, that this was the Thunderbird-Hilton-Zeckendorf Hotel, but Malone ignored it.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
The whistle symbolized to them the call of the Thunderbird.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
A very elaborate drill-socket; it is made of tulip wood, carved to represent the Thunderbird.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Most breeders name them things like Chainlightning and Thunderbird.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
Some believed every storm to be a struggle between the God of Waters and the Thunderbird.
"Legends of The Kaw" by Carrie de Voe

In poetry:

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)"
"Mad Girl's Love Song" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Mozilla plans to report back on Thunderbird 's fate early next month.
Just as with its older sibling, Firefox, extensibility is Thunderbird 's biggest draw.
Ford Thunderbird once defined driving -- and America -- for a post-war nation.
If you are looking for the best high quality photos of the new 2003 Ford Thunderbird .
Sport Rider helps you research the new 2012 Triumph Thunderbird ABS before buying this Cruiser bike.
Motorcyclist Online helps you research the new 2011 Triumph Thunderbird Base before buying this Cruiser bike.
View this 1976 Thunderbird Photo 1.
Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client comes with tabs.
View this 1966 Ford Thunderbird Photo 2.
1979 Ford Thunderbird Elvida Santos.
1979 Ford Thunderbird Front Headlight.
YMCA Camp Thunderbird Camp offers children an unforgettable summer adventure for sure.
2001 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster Concept Car.
Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club.
Thunderbird School of International Management, 59th Ave & Greenway Rd, Glendale, AZ.

In science:

Ser. 313, Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae III: Winds, Structure and the Thunderbird, ed. M.
Silicon carbide absorption features: dust formation in the outflows of extreme carbon stars
Vacca, W. D., Garmany, C. D., & Shull, J. M. 1996, ApJ, 460, 914 van Hoof, P. A. M., Weingartner, J. C., Martin, P. G., Volk, K., & Ferland, G. J. 2004, in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. 313, Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae III: Winds, Structure and the Thunderbird, ed. M.
Single-Star HII Regions as a Probe of Massive Star Spectral Energy Distributions