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Synonyms for beak

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the horny projection forming a bird's jaws

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the structure on the human face that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract

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beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e

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horny projecting mouth of a bird

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a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures

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hit lightly with a picking motion

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And though the robin did not answer, because his beak was occupied, Mary knew that when he flew away with his twig to his own corner of the garden the darkness of his dew-bright eye meant that he would not tell their secret for the world.
Finally he arrived, sitting bold upright on a branch which could be screwed into a mahogany pedestal, with his foot in the air, his head on one side, and in his beak a nut which the naturalist, from love of the sumptuous, had gilded.
It is here," said the Adjutant, squinting over his beak at his full pouch.
The Jackal winced, though he was full three seasons old, but you cannot resent an insult from a person with a beak a yard long, and the power of driving it like a javelin.
He went one Tuesday evening to the tavern in Beak Street and found nobody there but Macalister.
When the coop blew away from the ship I clung fast to this corner, with claws and beak, for I knew if I fell into the water I'd surely be drowned.
I struck metal, that time, and it nearly broke my beak.
He was a lean, tall, white-headed old Indian, with a beak on him like an eagle.
In one very limited sense, as we shall hereafter see, this may be true; but it is preposterous to attribute to mere external conditions, the structure, for instance, of the woodpecker, with its feet, tail, beak, and tongue, so admirably adapted to catch insects under the bark of trees.
The beak is flattened laterally, that is, in a plane at right angles to that of a spoonbill or duck.
He gave the noisy bird a knock on his beak, and walked on.
asked the Falcon, bending his beak in deep reverence (for it must be known that, after all, the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair was none other than a very kind Fairy who had lived, for more than a thousand years, in the vicinity of the forest).
of talk and laughter--and, if you will, the Wurzburger in the tall glass cones that bend to your lips as a ripe cherry sways on its branch to the beak of a robber jay.
It was flying straight towards him; the guttural cry, like the even tearing of some strong stuff, sounded close to his ear; the long beak and neck of the bird could be seen, and at the very instant when Levin was taking aim, behind the bush where Oblonsky stood, there was a flash of red lightning: the bird dropped like an arrow, and darted upwards again.
But,' he added, noticing Oliver's look of surprise, 'I suppose you don't know what a beak is, my flash com-pan-i-on.