any of various shrikes of the genus Lanius, which impale their prey upon thorns.
any of several large, carnivorous birds of the genus Cracticus, of Australia and New Guinea, having shrikelike habits.
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a shrike, esp one of the genus Lanius
any of several Australian magpies of the genus Cracticus that impale their prey on thorns
a slab of wood resembling that used for a butcher’s chopping block, formed by bonding or gluing together thick laminated strips of unpainted wood, usually maple or oak, in alternating light and dark shades to produce a striped pattern. a material, as vinyl, made to resemble butcher block in color and pattern.
a shrubby European evergreen, Ruscus aculeatus, of the lily family: used for making brooms. noun a liliaceous evergreen shrub, Ruscus aculeatus, that has stiff prickle-tipped flattened green stems, which resemble and function as true leaves. The plant was formerly used for making brooms
a large, very sharp knife for cutting or trimming meat. Historical Examples Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville In the Old West George Frederick Ruxton The Rosie World Parker Fillmore Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens Children’s Literature Charles Madison Curry The Rosie World Parker Fillmore Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 35, November 26, 1870 Various Wunpost Dane […]
a strong, heavy fabric made of rayon or rayon and cotton with a linen finish, constructed in plain weave.