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  • v  hit lightly with a picking motion
  • a  having or resembling a beak

  • He has been knighted and fted, of course (and honored by having a wondrously weird New Guinea spiky anteater named Attenborough's long-beaked echidna).
  • The Egyptians learned the art, said the Roman Naturalist Pliny, from the long-beaked ibis, who "washes the inside of his body by introducing water with his beak into the channel .
  • None of these titles quite fits the fantastic career and character of Juan Alberto March y Ordinas, a stooped, eagle-beaked Spaniard who in his ninth decade is perhaps the world .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 22, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • 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.   
    June 21, 2013 - KETV 7 Omaha
  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Arkansas Times

  • Bruce Friedrich in News24
    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.
  • Xu Xing in Scientific American
    It is the largest known beaked dinosaur,Xu says.

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