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Bairds Sparrow
2006-02-21 04:29:17

The Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii) is a small sparrow with a large bill, a large flat head and a short forked tail. The upperparts are brown and the underparts white, with streaking on the back, breast, and flanks. The face, nape, and crown stripe are yellowish in color. Their chosen breeding habitat is in the tall grass prairie regions in southern central Canada as well as the...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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