milvus govinda


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pariah \Pa"ri*ah\, n. [From Tamil paraiyan, pl. paraiyar, one of
   the low caste, fr. parai a large drum, because they beat the
   drums at certain festivals.]
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   1. One of an aboriginal people of Southern India, regarded by
      the four castes of the Hindus as of very low grade. They
      are usually the serfs of the Sudra agriculturalists. See
      Caste. --Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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   2. An outcast; one despised by society.
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   Pariah dog (Zool.), a mongrel race of half-wild dogs which
      act as scavengers in Oriental cities.

   Pariah kite (Zool.), a species of kite (Milvus govinda)
      which acts as a scavenger in India.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kite \Kite\ (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud,
   cut.]
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   1. (Zool.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvin[ae],
      of which many species are known. They have long wings,
      adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.
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   Note: The European species are Milvus ictinus and {Milvus
         migrans}; the pariah kite of India is Milvus govinda;
         the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is {Haliastur
         Indus}; the American fork-tailed kite is the {Nauclerus
         furcatus}.
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   2. Fig.: One who is rapacious.
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            Detested kite, thou liest.            --Shak.
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   3. A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper
      or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
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   4. (Naut.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
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   5. (Geom.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis
      of symmetry. --Henrici.
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   6. Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to
      sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in
      bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of
      goods; an accommodation check or bill. [Cant]
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   7. (Zool.) The brill. [Prov. Eng.]
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   8. (Naut.) A form of drag to be towed under water at any
      depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom
      is upset and rises to the surface; -- called also
      sentry.
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   Flying kites. (Naut.) See under Flying.

   Kite falcon (Zool.), an African falcon of the genus
      Avicida, having some resemblance to a kite.
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