beaked beaked

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or resembling a beak

Usage(s):

  1. He clung to the shadows, a bald, eagle-beaked man, sardonic and alone.
  2. In 1913 no man had a larger hand in creating the Federal Reserve Board with its twelve district banks than little, sharp-beaked Congressman Carter Glass of Virginia.
  3. He pauses, kneels down on the ice, his beaked nose like that of a bird of prey.

News

  1. Why do some whales strand? Like divers, they can get 'the bends'

    Fourteen beaked whales — identified by their peculiar snouts — washed ashore together on a beach in the Canary Islands on Sept. 24, 2002. When biologists performed an autopsy of eight of the whales, they found deep tissue damage in the animals caused by pockets of gas. Scuba divers who go deeper than 60 feet stay are wary to avoid "the bends," painful nitrogen bubbles that form in the ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Short-beaked echidna now calls Omaha zoo home

    The short-beaked echidna is on display for the first time at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.   
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KETV 7 Omaha

  3. Exploring Big Island, where three rivers meet

    The Big Island Circumnavigation Expedition took to a seldom-seen wilderness and exposed schoolchildren to the beauty and power of nature. by Chris Staudinger, Mark Peoples and John Ruskey Several thousand white-beaked coots covered the water when we arrived at the landing at the silky cusp of nightfall. When we shoved off, they did too, with wings over the water that sounded like muffled ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

Quotes

  1. "If the state legislature moves forward with this one, then they should change Kentucky's state bird from the cardinal to the de-beaked, crippled, scalded, diseased, dead chicken," said Bruce Friedrich, Peta vice president.
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Bruce Friedrich Source: News24

  2. "It is the largest known beaked dinosaur," Xu says.
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Xu Xing Source: Scientific American

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