I always believed someone was going to leave a baby on my doorstep—like the stork.
We just sing beautiful music, hold hands and voilà, a stork brings the baby from heaven.
He looks like a stork that dropped a baby and broke it and is coming to explain to the parents.
So different were they that Lucy Fisher, another friend, used to tease that "Doug had been brought by the stork."
"You may both drink as much as you wish," replied the stork, in a kindly voice.
"They're entirely different from mine, anyhow," said the stork.
And certainly there was need of patience in the "stork's Nest."
A hearty pinch, and the magic word of the Caliph converted him into a stork.
The editor of the Montrose Review believes that a stork had not been killed in Scotland since the year 1766.
See the crowing cock and the stork, a change that is to play its part for the tall man.
Old English storc, related to stear "stiff, strong" (see stark), from Proto-Germanic *sturkaz (cf. Old Norse storkr, Middle Dutch storc, Old High German storah, German Storch "stork"). Perhaps so called with reference to the bird's stiff or rigid posture. But some connect the word to Greek torgos "vulture."
Old Church Slavonic struku, Russian sterch, Lithuanian starkus, Magyar eszterag, Albanian sterkjok "stork" are Germanic loan-words. The fable that babies are brought by storks is from German and Dutch nursery stories, no doubt from the notion that storks nesting on one's roof meant good luck, often in the form of family happiness.