Trochil
Trochil Tro"chil, n. [Cf. F. trochile. See {Trochilus}.] (Zo["o]l.) The crocodile bird. [1913 Webster]

The crocodile . . . opens his chaps to let the trochil in to pick his teeth, which gives it the usual feeding. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]


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  • trochil — (G). A pulley; a very small bird …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • trochil — …   Useful english dictionary

  • trochilic — trochilˈic adjective Relating to rotatory motion • • • Main Entry: ↑trochilus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trochilos — Troch i*los, n. [NL. See {Trochilus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The crocodile bird, or trochil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trochlea — /trok lee euh/, n., pl. trochleae / lee ee /, trochleas. Anat. a pulleylike structure or arrangement of parts. [1685 95; < L: pulley block or sheave < Gk trochiléa, trochil(e)ía; akin to tróchilos sheave, runner, akin to tréchein to run] * * * …   Universalium

  • trochlea — troch•le•a [[t]ˈtrɒk li ə[/t]] n. pl. le•ae [[t] liˌi[/t]] le•as anat. a pulleylike anatomical structure or arrangement of parts • Etymology: 1685–95; < L: pulley block or sheave < Gk trochiléa, trochil(e) ía; akin to tróchilos sheave,… …   From formal English to slang

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