Pelican

The pelican representated vulning herself, occurs not infrequently as a sacred heraldic emblem among the ornaments of churches. A beautiful specimen is preserved at Ufford, Suffolk, at the summit of the elaborately carved spire of wood which forms the cover of the font; and another occurs over the font at North Walsham, Norfolk. The lectern of bras
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pelican

[n] - large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
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Pelican

Pel'i·can noun [ French pélican , Latin pelicanus , pelecanus , Greek ..., ..., ..., the woodpecker, and also a water bird of the pelican kind, from ... to hew with an ax, akin to Sanskrit paraçu .] [ Written also pelecan .] 1. (Zoology) Any large w
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pelican

1. <zoology> Any large webfooted bird of the genus of Pelecanus, of which about a dozen species are known. They have an enormous bill, to the lower edge of which is attached a pouch in which captured fishes are temporarily stored. ... The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) and the brown species (P. Fuscus) are abundant on the
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pelican

noun large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
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Pelican

• (n.) A retort or still having a curved tube or tubes leading back from the head to the body for continuous condensation and redistillation. • (n.) Any large webfooted bird of the genus Pelecanus, of which about a dozen species are known. They have an enormous bill, to the lower edge of which is attached a pouch in which captured fishes
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pelican

any of seven or eight species of water birds constituting the family Pelecanidae (order Pelecaniformes), distinguished by their large, elastic throat ... [4 related articles]
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Pelican

HMS Pelican was a British Egret Class escort sloop of 1200 tons displacement launched in 1938. She was armed with eight 4-inch anti-aircraft guns and seven smaller guns. Two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers provided a top speed of 19.25 knots and he carried a complement of 188.
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Pelican

[Research Vessel] = May 14 = == Why do girls do this? == Is there a reason all chicks at school bend each others` pinkies back? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.21.235.222 (talk) 02:31, 14 May 2010 (UTC) == idler arm - consequences? == A mechanic said that the idler arm on my car is worn out (the rubber, I think he said). It isn`t
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Pelican

[train] The Pelican was a named train of the Southern Railway which ran from New York City to New Orleans and back until 1970. ==Operations== The Pelican (Train #41/42) departed New York`s Pennsylvania Station going south via the Pennsylvania Railroad to Washington, DC, then on Southern`s line to Lynchburg, Virginia, then to Bristol, Virgin
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Pelican

[Fabergé egg] The Dowager (or Imperial Pelican) Fabergé egg, is a jewelled Easter egg made under the supervision of the Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé in 1898. The egg was made for Nicholas II of Russia, who presented it to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna on Easter 1898. ==Design== The egg was created by Faberge`s w
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Pelican

[dinghy] The Pelican is a pram dinghy, peculiar to Perth, Western Australia It is similar to the ubiquitous Mirror being a gunter rigged pram designed for a crew of two, except that it is a little smaller and usually rigged only with main and spinnaker. Originally constructed in timber they may now be constructed in timber or fibreglass. A
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Pelican

[magazine] Pelican is the University of Western Australia`s official student magazine. It is financed by the UWA Guild, but maintains complete editorial independence. 5000 copies of each issue are published and distributed across metropolitan Perth, as well as to Notre Dame, Murdoch, Curtin, ECU, and Central TAFE. It is Australia`s second o
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pelican

pelican, common name for a large, gregarious aquatic bird of warm regions, allied to the cormorants and gannets. Pelicans are heavy-bodied, long-necked birds with large, flat bills. They are graceful swimmers and fliers, often seen flying in long lines or circling at great heights. Fish are stored i...
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Pelican

The pelican is any of a family (Pelecanidae) of large, heavy water birds remarkable for the pouch beneath the bill which is used as a fishing net and temporary store for catches of fish. Some species grow up to 1.8 metres and have wingspans of three metres.
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pelican

Large water bird of family Pelecanidae, order Pelecaniformes, remarkable for the pouch beneath the bill, which is used as a fishing net and temporary store for catches of fish. Some species grow up to 1.8 m/6 ft and have wingspans of 3 m/10 ft. The legs are short and the feet large, with four...
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Pelican

[EP] Pelican (sometimes referred to as Untitled) is the debut EP by American post-metal band Pelican. It was originally released as a demo in 2001, before the band signed to Hydra Head Records, who re-released it in 2003. `Mammoth` was extended and re-released as `Pink Mammoth`, on their Pink Mammoth EP. ==Track listing== All songs written
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Pelican

[privateer] Pelican was a private man of war commissioned by a Liverpool merchant for offensive operations against French commerce following the outbreak of the French Revolutionary War in February 1793. == Background == The ship was a small brig craft fitted with a number of cannon designed to capture French merchant shipping for a profit
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Pelican

[band] Pelican is a post-metal quartet from Des Plaines, Illinois. Established in 2000, the band stems from their native post-metal scene and is known for their atmospheric and entirely instrumental style. They have released five studio albums and four EPs and gained television exposure. ==Biography and description== The band is known for i
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Pelican

[disambiguation] A pelican is a bird of the family Pelecanidae. Pelican may also refer to: == Places == == Transportation == === Ships === === Aircraft === === Airlines === === Train === == Music == == In print== ...
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Pelican

Pelicans are a genus of large water birds comprising the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches and bare f
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Pelican

[song] `Pelican` is a song by English indie rock band The Maccabees. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2011 as the lead single from the band`s third studio album, Given to the Wild (2012) - where it debuted at number eighty-seven on the UK Singles Chart; peaking at number seventy-five a week later. The song was use
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