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birdlike

[burd-lahyk] /ˈbɜrdˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
having the appearance or characteristics of a bird, as quickness, lightness, fragility, etc.:
birdlike gestures.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; bird + -like
Related forms
unbirdlike, adjective
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  • Now it reverberates with the children's incongruently birdlike predestruction chatter.
  • She folds her birdlike hands on the tabletop, pleased.
  • Paleontologists have found their sleeping beauty: the first dinosaur fossil discovered in a birdlike sleeping pose.
  • Then rumors began to circulate about strange dinosaurs covered with birdlike feathers.
  • These feathered dinosaurs with birdlike hips are considered among the weirdest ever discovered.
  • It was especially birdlike in that it ran on two slim hind legs and had a long, toothless beak.
  • Also, repeated flushing from a roost site may cause excessive energy demands, especially fora large birdlike the brown pelican.
  • When left alone, she makes merry, birdlike gestures with her hands.

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