When all other class distinctions are abolished, this one will remain, like the bones of the apteryx.
When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
The New Zealand “kiwi,” known to naturalists as the apteryx.
In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne
The wings of the apteryx are literally rudiments; a mere stump, terminated by a hook.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin
The extraordinary creature represented in the engraving is the “apteryx,” or “wingless bird” of New Zealand.
Happy Days for Boys and Girls Various
But with the cassowary, the emu, or the apteryx matters are very different.
Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
Palapteryx, pal-ap′tėr-iks, n. a genus of fossil birds found in New Zealand, resembling the apteryx.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various
Bones of apteryx are also found fossil, but apparently of the same species as the living birds.
Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace
The plumage of the apteryx is brown; it has no tail, and its mere stumps of wings are provided with strong and curved claws.
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
Neither the apteryx nor the manchot fly any more than the ostrich.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur
The coracoidal articular surfaces similar to those of apteryx.
Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
another name for kiwi (sense 1)
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any of various tests given to measure abilities, as manual dexterity, visual acuity, reasoning, or verbal comprehension, and used to assist in the selection of a career. Historical Examples I do want to bring that out; the address on the aptitude test card, I see, is 3519 Fairmount in Dallas. Warren Commission (10 of 26): […]
capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent: She has a special aptitude for mathematics. readiness or quickness in learning; intelligence: He was placed in honors classes because of his general aptitude. the state or quality of being apt; special fitness. noun inherent or acquired ability ease in learning or understanding; intelligence the condition […]