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white stork

a large Eurasian stork, Ciconia ciconia, having white plumage with black in the wings and a red bill.
Origin of white stork
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Its habits and manner of feeding are similar to those of the white stork.

  • No, not the stork; by God in heaven,As a blessing, the dear white stork was given.

  • The white stork makes a curious clattering noise with its bill.

    Egyptian Birds Charles Whymper
  • All its peculiarities are just the opposite of the white stork.

    Egyptian Birds Charles Whymper
  • It resembles the lag-lag (Ciconia alba, the white stork) but is much larger; its bill is larger and is black.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Christmas Eve was spent "in the caverns of the British Museum making a drawing, and measuring skeleton of a white stork."

    Randolph Caldecott Henry Blackburn
  • The white stork is white all over, save for all the true wing feathers, which are black.

    Egyptian Birds Charles Whymper
  • The white stork (Ciconia alba) is upwards of three feet six inches long.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • There was a white stork holding his red nose against his bosom, as if to warm it.

    Prudy Keeping House

    Sophie May
  • This species is nearly as large as the white stork, and is of the same form, but its limbs are weaker and more delicate.

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