Sentence Examples


  • Some of the quills measure fully 5 in.
  • This, the stretcher of the cubital quills, is a very interesting muscle.
  • The species may be further distinguished by the former having the proximal third of the tail-quills pure white, and the distal two-thirds black, with a narrow white margin, while the latter has the same feathers barred with black and white alternately for nearly their whole length.
  • The short tail, tipped with numerous slender-stalked open quills, which make a loud rattling noise whenever the animal moves.
  • The young (which on leaving the nest have not the tips of the bill crossed) are of a dull olive colour with indistinct dark stripes on the lower parts, and the quills of the wings and tail dusky.