Spine-tailed swift
Spine-tailed Spine"-tailed, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the tail quills ending in sharp, naked tips. [1913 Webster]

{Spine-tailed swift}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Spinetail} (a) . [1913 Webster]


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