- pelham holles,
- pelham, henry,
- pelican crossing,
- pelican flower,
- pelican hook,
- pelican state,
Origin of pelican
Examples from the Web for pelican
Gang warlords, locked down in Super Maxes like Pelican Bay pass on instructions to thousands of followers.
Something can happen in Whittier this morning and by the afternoon the brothers in Pelican Bay know all about it.
At Pelican Bay, there are no windows, and there is no reason not to have windows.Extreme Solitary Confinement: What Did Bradley Manning Experience?|Caitlin Dickson|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I returned the following year with The Pelican Brief, then The Client.John Grisham’s Favorite Bookstore: That One in Blytheville, Ark.|John Grisham|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
John Grisham is the bestselling novelist of The Firm and The Pelican Brief, among others.
The cormorant and the pelican are also used by the Indus boatmen as in China for fishing.Beast and Man in India|John Lockwood Kipling
I have become like a pelican of the wilderness, and like an owl in the desert.The Inferno|August Strindberg
Ninety dead and wounded Frenchmen rolled on the Pelican's blood-stained decks.The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay|Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
One day I heard some talk at the Pelican Club which filled me with fear for him and quickened my resolve to put him on his guard.Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)|Frank Harris
In proof of this, it was said that the Pelican's hull was dented with shot, that had not force enough to pierce the timbers.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
Word Origin for pelican
Old English pellicane, from Late Latin pelecanus, from Greek pelekan "pelican" (so used by Aristotle), apparently related to pelekas "woodpecker" and pelekys "ax," perhaps so called from the shape of the bird's bill. Spelling influenced in Middle English by Old French pelican. Used in Septuagint to translate Hebrew qaath. The fancy that it feeds its young on its own blood is an Egyptian tradition properly belonging to some other bird. Louisiana has been known as the Pelican state at least since 1859.