Ornithoscopy Or`ni*thos"co*py, n. [Ornitho- + -scopy: cf. Gr. ? divination from birds.] Observation of birds and their habits. [R.] --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • ornithoscopy — pē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek ornithoskopia, from ornithoskopos predicting by observing the flight of birds (from ornith + skopos observer from skopein to view, watch ) + ia y more at spy 1. : ornithomancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ornithoscopy — or·ni·thos·co·py …   English syllables

  • ornithoscopy —   n. bird watching; ornithomancy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -scopy — comb. form indicating viewing or observation, usu. with an instrument ending in scope (microscopy). * * * skəpē, pi noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Greek skopia, from skopein to view + ia y more at spy : viewing, e …   Useful english dictionary

  • ornithoscopic — ȯ(r)|nithə|skäpik, |ȯ(r)nəthō|s adjective : of or relating to ornithoscopy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ornithoscopist — ˌȯ(r)nəˈthäskəpə̇st noun ( s) : one that practices ornithoscopy …   Useful english dictionary

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