• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sora (Zoöl) A North American rail (Porzana Carolina) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate-colored. Called also American rail Carolina rail Carolina crake common rail sora rail soree meadow chicken, and orto.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sora A crake; a small short-billed rail, of the subfamily Rallinæ and genus Porzana. Specifically, in the United States, P. carolina, the Carolina rail, sora-rail, or soree, which throngs the marshes of the Atlantic coast in the autumn, furnishes fine sport, and is highly esteemed for the table. It is olive-brown above, varied with black and with many sharp white streaks and spots; the belly is whitish; the vent is rufescent; the lining of the wings is barred with black and white. In the fall the throat and breast are plain brownish, but in breeding-dress these parts are slate-colored, and the face and throat are black. The length is 8 or 9 inches, the extent of wings 12 or 13. Sometimes miscalled ortolan (which see). See cut under Porzana.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sora sō′ra a North American short-billed rail
    • Sora Also Sō′ree
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In literature:

They were attired as peasants of Albano, Velletri, Civita-Castellana, and Sora.
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
These marshes abound with wild duck and sora.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
The rest they left in safety at Sora, a garrison being placed there.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
Sora'no tried to poison him, but did not succeed.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Here one or two Field-mice and a pair of Sora Rails were at home.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Shortly after him, Numi'cius Thermus, Bare'a Sora'nus, and Pe'tus Thra'sea, were put to death.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Come, come, courage, Sora Luisa!
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
Then he glanced at Sora, who stepped away from Sandra.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Amadon and Phillips (1947:577) obtained an adult male Sora at Las Delicias on August 15.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Angus Dalrymple, M.D., was not an Englishman, as he had tried to explain to Sora Nanna, though without the least success.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford

In news:

Find Virginia Rail, Sora, King Rail, Clapper Rail, Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
Find Virginia Rail, Sora, King Rail , Clapper Rail, Yellow Rail, and Black Rail.
The sora is a bird to appreciate.
Criminal Law – Remand ordered in SORA sentencing case.
Criminal Law – SORA – Registration And Juvenile Convictions.
Proposal would help homeless offenders comply with SORA .
ICG, Cobham certify dual-use Sora satcom.
Sora Bundled Satcom System Bows.
International Communications Group (ICG) has partnered with Cobham to develop a bundled Iridium and Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite communications system called Sora .
As greenery reaches peak growth in the cattail marshes of cabin country, the sora will be sure to declare to anyone who will listen that this soggy turf is his for the summer.
Economy hasn't killed Sora Hill.
Reveals Big Tits Zombie lead actress Sora Aoi in the disc's behind-the-scenes footage, "We have action, nudity, striptease, zombies, and splatter".
Jen Brumfield's 247th bird species seen in Cuyahoga County in 2012 was a sora that appeared at Wendy Park on Cleveland's Whiskey Island during the fall migration.
Sora Kim, University of Wyoming – Great White Shark Diet.