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  • 1 jaeger — /yay geuhr/; for 1 also /jay geuhr/, n. 1. any of several rapacious seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that pursue weaker birds to make them drop their prey. 2. a hunter. 3. a member of any of several groups of sharpshooters in the German or… …

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  • 2 Asia — /ay zheuh, ay sheuh/, n. a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 2,896,700,000; ab. 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). * * * I Largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean …

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  • 3 ra|pa´cious|ness — ra|pa|cious «ruh PAY shuhs», adjective. 1. seizing by force; plundering: »rapacious pirates. 2. grasping; greedy: »a rapacious miser. SYNONYM(S): avaricious. 3. living by the capture of prey; …

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  • 4 ra|pa´cious|ly — ra|pa|cious «ruh PAY shuhs», adjective. 1. seizing by force; plundering: »rapacious pirates. 2. grasping; greedy: »a rapacious miser. SYNONYM(S): avaricious. 3. living by the capture of prey; …

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  • 5 ra|pa|cious — «ruh PAY shuhs», adjective. 1. seizing by force; plundering: »rapacious pirates. 2. grasping; greedy: »a rapacious miser. SYNONYM(S): avaricious. 3. living by the capture of prey; …

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  • 6 Empidonax Acadicus — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …

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  • 7 Pyrocephalus rubineus — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …

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  • 8 Tyrant — Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel ruler.] 1.… …

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  • 9 tyrant bird — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …

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  • 10 Tyrant flycatcher — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …

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  • 11 Tyrant shrike — Tyrant Tyr ant (t[imac] rant), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. ty rannos, originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel… …

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  • 12 Álvaro Obregón, D.F. — Álvaro Obregón   Delegación   Álvaro Obregón within the Federal District …

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  • 13 Laval University of Quebec — • Founded in 1852 by the Seminary of Quebec; the royal charter granted to it by Queen Victoria was signed at Westminster, 8 December, 1852 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Laval University of Quebec     Laval Un …

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  • 14 accipitres — n. pl. [L.] (Ornith.) Raptors, raptorials, rapacious birds, birds of prey. See raptores …

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  • 15 Accipiter — Ac*cip i*ter, n.; pl. E. {Accipiters}. L. {Accipitres}. [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. [1913… …

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  • 16 Accipiter fuscus — Hawk Hawk (h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek, AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht, Icel. haukr, Sw. h[ o]k, Dan. h[ o]g, prob. from the root of E. heave.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous species and genera of… …

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  • 17 Accipiters — Accipiter Ac*cip i*ter, n.; pl. E. {Accipiters}. L. {Accipitres}. [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.… …

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  • 18 Accipitres — Accipiter Ac*cip i*ter, n.; pl. E. {Accipiters}. L. {Accipitres}. [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.… …

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  • 19 Accipitres — Ac*cip i*tres, n. pl. [L., hawks.] (Zo[ o]l.) The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls. [1913… …

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  • 20 Archibuteo lagopus — Hawk Hawk (h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek, AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht, Icel. haukr, Sw. h[ o]k, Dan. h[ o]g, prob. from the root of E. heave.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous species and genera of… …

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