carrier pigeon


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carrier pigeon

n.
1. A homing pigeon, especially one trained to carry messages.
2. Any of various breeds of large domestic pigeons having prominent wattles around the beak.

carrier pigeon

n
(Breeds) any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages

car′rier pig`eon


n.
1. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a large wattle.
2. a homing pigeon.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messagescarrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messages
homing pigeon, homer - pigeon trained to return home
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A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
A carrier pigeon flies home, and so we say it "knows" the way.
Posting to his 13 million followers he tweeted: "Had my phone stolen which sucks, so I'm only contactable via a carrier pigeon called Gus.
Only four perspective winners are to advance to the final, he said, elaborating that to qualify to the next round, the rival must secure that his or her hoopoe catches a carrier pigeon.
Asked whether he texted or called the girl, he said: "If I had a carrier pigeon.
The developer is transforming the century-old factory where the modern bra originated and where military parachutes and carrier pigeon vests were manufactured during VWVII into a series of loft apartments.
If each website takes five minutes to download, it is probably quicker for me to write a letter the old-fashioned way and find a carrier pigeon.
Categorically questioning an ICC "position paper" that proposes that important cricketing decisions are left squarely with India, Australia and England, Muler has called on fans to tweet, email, send a letter or a carrier pigeon, issue a petition to make "your voice heard".
In January, state media reported that a stricken carrier pigeon had been sent to Egypt's criminal investigation department after being found with a suspicious microfilm.
Better prepared for the crowd was Perthshire comic Jim Smith, a farmer when not on stage, who did hilarious takes on the extinction of Teuchters and how he'd had his carrier pigeon "fraped".
In addition, a digital experience and social hub, Central Perch, has been created to invite users to send friends social messages through a carrier pigeon that delivers custom messages to their Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) message inbox.
There are also sections on communication -- from the carrier pigeon to the Internet -- with submarine-style communications tunnels for children to try, as well as physics, fossils (from Jbeil) and several sections on the human body.