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woodpecker

WOODPECKER, n. [wood and peck.] A bird of the genus Picus, that pecks holes in trees, or that picks insects form the bark.




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WOODPECKER, n. [wood and peck.] A bird of the genus Picus, that pecks holes in trees, or that picks insects form the bark.


WOOD'PECK-ER, n. [wood and peck.]

A bird of the genus Pious, that pecks holes in trees, or that picks insect from the bark.


Wood"peck`er
  1. Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidæ.

    * These birds have the tail feathers pointed and rigid at the tip to aid in climbing, and a strong chisellike bill with which they are able to drill holes in the bark and wood of trees in search of insect larvæ upon which most of the species feed. A few species feed partly upon the sap of trees (see Sap sucker, under Sap), others spend a portion of their time on the ground in search of ants and other insects.

    The most common European species are the greater spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus major), the lesser spotted woodpecker (D. minor), and the green woodpecker, or yaffle (see Yaffle).

    The best-known American species are the pileated woodpecker (see under Pileated), the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), which is one of the largest known species, the red-headed woodpecker, or red-head (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), the red- bellied woodpecker (M. Carolinus) (see Chab), the superciliary woodpecker (M. superciliaris), the hairy woodpecker (Dryobates villosus), the downy woodpecker (D. pubescens), the three-toed, woodpecker (Picoides Americanus), the golden-winged woodpecker (see Flicker), and the sap suckers. See also Carpintero.

    Woodpecker hornbill (Zoöl.), a black and white Asiatic hornbill (Buceros pica) which resembles a woodpecker in color.

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Woodpecker

WOODPECKER, noun [wood and peck.] A bird of the genus Picus, that pecks holes in trees, or that picks insects form the bark.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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DETERMINE, v.t. [L., to bound; a boundary or limit. Gr. See Term.]

1. To end; particularly, to end by the decision or conclusion of a cause, or of a doubtful or controverted point; applicable to the decisions of the mind, or to judicial decisions. We say, I had determined this question in my own mind; the court has determined the cause.

2. To end and fix; to settle ultimately; as, this event determined his fate.

3. To fix on; to settle or establish; as, to determine the proper season for planting seeds.

God--hath determined the times before appointed. Acts 17.

4. To end; to limit; to bound; to confine. Yonder hill determines our view. Knowledge is determined by the sight.

5. To give a direction to; to influence the choice; that is, to limit to a particular purpose or direction; as, this circumstance determined him to the study of law. Also, to give a direction to material bodies in their course; as, impulse may determine a moving body to this or that point.

6. To resolve, that is, to end or settle a point in the mind, as in Definition first.

I determined this with myself. 2 Corinthians 2.

Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus. Acts 20.

7. To destroy. [Not used.]

8. To put an end to; as, to determine a will.

9. To settle or ascertain, as something uncertain.

The character of the soul is determined by the character of its God.

DETERMINE, v.i.

1. To resolve; to conclude; to come to a decision.

He shall pay as the judges determine. Exodus 21.

It is indifferent how the learned shall determine concerning this matter.

2. To end; to terminate. The danger determined by the death of the conspirators. Revolutions often determine in setting up tyranny at home, or in conquest from abroad.

Some estates may determine, on future contingencies.

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