rare bird

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rare bird

n
an unusual, uncommon, or exceptional person or thing
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Noun1.rare bird - a rare or unique person
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
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Rare birds, retaining their most brilliant plumage, enormous fish, spread upon massive silver dishes, together with every wine produced in the Archipelago, Asia Minor, or the Cape, sparkling in bottles, whose grotesque shape seemed to give an additional flavor to the draught, -- all these, like one of the displays with which Apicius of old gratified his guests, passed in review before the eyes of the astonished Parisians, who understood that it was possible to expend a thousand louis upon a dinner for ten persons, but only on the condition of eating pearls, like Cleopatra, or drinking refined gold, like Lorenzo de' Medici.
As for fowling, during the last years that I carried a gun my excuse was that I was studying ornithology, and sought only new or rare birds. But I confess that I am now inclined to think that there is a finer way of studying ornithology than this.
That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.' The verse is in Juvenal.
When at the Rio Negro in Northern Patagonia, I repeatedly heard the Gauchos talking of a very rare bird which they called Avestruz Petise.
SIALKOT -- The Punjab Wildlife Department on Tuesday arrested four persons on the charges of hunting rare birds, in violation of a ban imposed by the provincial government on the practice in the district.
SIALKOT: The Punjab Wildlife Department on Tuesday arrested four persons on the charges of hunting rare birds, in violation of a ban imposed by the provincial government on the practice in the district.
Earlier, the court had the banned until December last year the hunting of houbara bustard and other rare birds migrating here from other parts of the world.
A number of other sightings of rare birds in the past few weeks have piqued the interest of ecologists and birdwatchers across Ireland.
Our own Ynys Enlli holds a bird observatory and has turned up an endless list of rare birds along with a vast historic data set on all birds and their migration.
Kathleen Novak; RARE BIRDS; The Permanent Press (Fiction: General) 28.00 ISBN: 9781579624989
A MAN is offering a PS1,000 reward after two rare birds of prey were stolen from the back of his van during the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival.
Mel Gibson is the voice of flamboyant rooster Rocky 4 RARE BIRDS (2001) WILLIAM Hurt stars as a struggling restaurant owner who reports a false sighting of a rare bird in a bid to attract visitors to the area, but his plan attracts some sinister characters as well as twitchers.