Individuals of like character, taste, or background (tend to stay together), as in The members of the club had no trouble selecting their yearly outing—they’re all birds of a feather. The idea oflike seeks like dates from ancient Greek times, and “Birds dwell with their kind” was quoted in the apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus. The full saying in English,Birds of a feather flock together, was first recorded in 1545.
a comedy (414 b.c.) by Aristophanes.
Clarence, 1886–1956, U.S. inventor and businessman: developer of food-freezing process. seen from above, as by a bird in flight; panoramic: a bird’s-eye view of the city. omitting many details; hasty; superficial; general: a bird’s-eye view of ancient history. having spots or markings resembling the eyes of a bird: bird’s-eye tweed. any of various plants having […]
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