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sicklebill

[sik-uh l-bil] /ˈsɪk əlˌbɪl/
noun
1.
any of various birds having a long, curved bill, as the long-billed curlew or curve-billed thrasher.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; sickle + bill2
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  • And within earshot, the rat-a-tat-tat of the brown sicklebill could be machine-gun fire.
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sicklebill

/ˈsɪkəlˌbɪl/
noun
1.
any of various birds having a markedly curved bill, such as Falculea palliata, a Madagascan bird of the family Vangidae, Hemignathus procerus, a Hawaiian honey creeper, and certain hummingbirds and birds of paradise
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