Monday, 16 March 2009

Accipitrine

Rather a sharp sounding words this, all claw and beak and rending of flesh which is apt when you see its meaning. Sort of like the sound of shears clipping.



accipitrine definition

ac·cipi·trine (ak sip′ə trin′)

adjective

of or relating to a family (Accipitridae) of diurnal birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, and kites



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1 comment:

wastedpapiers said...

I will make an effort to slip it in the conversation whenever possible!

I quite like the WV which is "spanes".