morepork


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morepork

(ˈmɔːˌpɔːk)
n
(Animals) Also called: ruru (NZ)a small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand
Also called: mopoke (Austral)
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A family of Emoji have revealed how they too suffer those 'oh moments' -- and why, as digital natives, they're now taking care of their home life on their smartphones with a home security system called Morepork.
Davis's 'Plays' offer a taste of other forms of experience or 'weather': his favourite walk through Victoria Park past the London plane sycamore trees; the flight of a ball thrown in the park; the sound of a morepork at night; the dressing room at the Municipal Pool; young Colin McCahon's excitement at watching a professional sign-writer decorating a hairdresser's window; the Maori prophet Rua Kenana, seen by some as the successor of Te Kooti; and so on.
Higher call rates of morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae, at sites inside an area with ongoing brodifacoum poisoning compared with matched non-managed sites.
Glover, Denis, 'Pointers to Parnassus: A consideration of the Morepork and the Muse', Tomorrow 2, no.
It was a careful act on my part to dedicate the first issue of Parallax to Graham Lindsay, editor of Morepork; and the six issues produced, three of Morepork, three of Parallax, proved that my understanding was correct.
Thus Parallax set itself the task of providing a theoretical infrastructure for postmodernism in this country, as its predecessor, Morepork (a Dunedin-based magazine of postmodern poetry edited by Graham Lindsay, who was acknowledged in the dedication to Parallax/1), had failed to do.
Anyone hearing this call will instantly recognise this``demand for ham'', and will know for sure that the sound was that of the moreporks.