chimney swift


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chimney swift

n.
A small, dark, swallowlike New World bird (Chaetura pelagica) that frequently nests in chimneys.

chimney swift

n
(Animals) a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows
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Noun1.chimney swift - American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneyschimney swift - American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys
swift - a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
Chateura, genus Chateura - a genus of Apodidae
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and the chimney swift who soared out of the fireplace
It's the western version of our chimney swift, and common in the skies over cities and towns.
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Discovering a chimney swift trapped in her parents' house, a frightened Laurel shuts herself into her mother's sewing room: Laurel, still in her coat, ran through the house, turning on the lights in every room, shutting the windows against the rain, closing the doors into the hall everywhere behind her against the bird.
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the chimney SWIFT, Chaetura pelagica [no relation to the chimney sweep]
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