Birdlike



having the appearance or characteristics of a bird, as quickness, lightness, fragility, etc.:
birdlike gestures.
Contemporary Examples

Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014

Historical Examples

From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 Philip Gibbs
The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
The Tragic Comedians, Complete George Meredith
The History of Sir Richard Calmady Lucas Malet
The Brain Alexander Blade
In the Control Tower Will Mohler
Great Singers, First Series George T. Ferris
The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
The Quirt B.M. Bower

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