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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs.

Usage examples (21)
  • There is the kiwi, or apteryx, which is about as large as a turkey, but only found on the
  • The object that had come between him and the Gulf was a mounted man-or rather, the idiot-headed apteryx the man was sitting on.
  • Man had been defined as a gelastic apteryx, but in view of the attitude of women towards the Plumage Bill the definition could hardly be allowed to fit the requirements...
  • The mammary glands of all male beasts constitute another example, as also does the wing of the apteryx -- a New Zealand bird utterly incapable of flight, and with the... for more
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