the stork, this bird as the mythical or symbolic deliverer of a new baby: My brother and his wife are expecting the stork in July.
- storklike, adjective
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How to use stork in a sentence
Meet Charles Vance Millar, whose death was the starting gun for the stork Derby.
So different were they that Lucy Fisher, another friend, used to tease that "Doug had been brought by the stork."Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon | Robert Sam Anson | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He looks like a stork that dropped a baby and broke it and is coming to explain to the parents.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We just sing beautiful music, hold hands and voilà, a stork brings the baby from heaven.Judith Regan: Todd Akin and Republican Men’s World of Unicorns, True Love—and No Rape | Judith Regan | August 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I always believed someone was going to leave a baby on my doorstep—like the stork.
But the stork was cruel and would not heed him, and led Cedric a weary chase through the marshes and the brakes.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Stuckup, great tall stork of a woman, that lords it over a man as though she was a goddess.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Monson, my old servant, has joined me, looking more like a cross between an owl and a stork than ever!Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
Vultures and kites are common enough; and Haji Laqlaq the stork comes in regularly from his pilgrimage to Mecca in the spring.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
When the child's development has gone far enough, it will be well to dispense with the stork story.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
British Dictionary definitions for stork
any large wading bird of the family Ciconiidae, chiefly of warm regions of the Old World, having very long legs and a long stout pointed bill, and typically having a white-and-black plumage: order Ciconiiformes
(sometimes capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon resembling the fairy swallow
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