yellow-bellied

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj yellow-bellied easily frightened
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yellow-bellied Having the belly yellow, or having yellow on the abdomen: specific in phrase-names of many different animals: as, the yellow-bellied flycatcher, Empidonax flaviventris; the yellow-bellied woodpecker, Sphyropicus varius. See cut under sap-sucker.
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Idioms

Yellow-bellied - A yellow-bellied person is a coward.
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Usage

In literature:

She was a bay, with yellow flanks and a lump under her belly; a bright eye, lop ears, and heavy, hairy legs.
"On Our Selection" by Steele Rudd
As the yellow-bellied woodpecker was the most abundant species in these woods, I attributed it to him.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
In colour it was a dirty yellow, with a black belly and head.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
Under parts bright yellow, growing white on belly.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Colour, brownish yellow, with the belly silvery white.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The alligator rolled slowly over, with its yellow belly on top and its four paws uplifted.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
The yellow-bellied woodpecker knows its value, taking it with head jauntily awry and quiet wing-tremblings of delight.
"Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885" by Various
He's the chap; them little yellow bellies don't count.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The larger ones were of a greyish yellow above, with an orange tint upon the throat and belly.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
A long green balloon with white and yellow belly stripes is a ghost.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
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In poetry:

There is left for endless ages
Where the desert breaks:
Yellow bellied lizards, horned Toads and rattlesnakes.
"Heritage" by Norman MacLeod
Her foresail is reefed, and it bellies out full
To the westerly roaring, like Barney's black bull;
Her six yellow topsails are straining and wet,
And high on the main a topgallantsail's set.
"Home Round The Horn" by Bill Adams

In news:

Yellow- bellied sapsucker our only migratory woodpecker.
Sharon Sorenson / Special to The Courier & Press A male yellow- bellied sapsucker, identified by a red patch on top of his head and another on his throat, makes a rare visit to our log suet feeder.
All three species — flicker, red- belly and yellow- belly — are brown with black, white and red markings and obvious white rumps.
The belly is yellow with some black speckling.
Increasingly, short winters have meant that yellow-bellied marmots ( Marmota flaviventris ) near the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory now emerge 20 days earlier from their seven- to eight-month hibernation than they did in the late '70s.
And yellow-bellied sapsuckers join them.
In the Mid-South, yellow-bellied sapsuckers arrive in mid-September and stay until early May During this period, they are considered common in Shelby County.
Unlike many woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers are not especially vocal.
We usually see sapsuckers drilling rows of sap holes in trees, so it was a treat to see subscriber Dick Musgnug's photo of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus variuson) perched on his suet feeder.
Yellow-bellied sapsucker our only migratory woodpecker.
Sharon Sorenson / Special to The Courier & Press A male yellow-bellied sapsucker, identified by a red patch on top of his head and another on his throat, makes a rare visit to our log suet feeder.
Yellow-bellied sapsucker our only migratory woodpecker.
Yellow-bellied sapsuckers can be found in Mid-Missouri during the winter months, usually arriving from the north circa Labor Day and sticking around through the middle of April.
Sharon Sorenson / Special to The Courier & Press A male yellow-bellied sapsucker , identified by a red patch on top of his head and another on his throat, makes a rare visit to our log suet feeder.
Winter birds are being reported already, including yellow-bellied sapsuckers, white-throated sparrows and a very early junco.
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In science:

Classification of file-grained categories poses a significant challenge for the contemporary vision algorithms, as such classification tasks usually requires the identification of localized appearances like “birds with yellow spotted feather on the belly” which is hard to capture using manually designed features.
Pooling-Invariant Image Feature Learning
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