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  • I pictured us returning to Bingtown triumphant, me commanding a sharp crew and you sailing like a gray-winged gull.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • As the archer let fly, a covey of gray-winged quail burst up almost at his feet uttering piercing whistles.

    The Path of Daggers

  • A gray-winged form plunged from nowhere into a swirl of powdered snow, and a quick geyser of white erupted, then died away as the gray-hawk flapped away, a small white-coated rodent in its claws.

    Fall of Angels

  • IF swoops gray-winged across the obliterated hills,

    The Squall

  • Virginia's childish hand putting into his the gray-winged Catocala, and how the little moth, raising the sad-colored wings worn to suit his surroundings, revealed beneath that disfiguring and disguising cloak the exquisite and flower-like loveliness of the underwings.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • With the stillness of shadows they were stealing through the moonlit corridors of the wilderness, or hovering gray-winged and ghostly in the ambuscades of the treetops, eager to waylay and kill, hungering for the flesh and blood of creatures weaker than themselves.

    The Country Beyond

  • A gray-winged hawk swept wide and easily along the surface of the earth on its morning hunting trip.

    The Girl at the Halfway House A Story of the Plains

  • To the left hand on both sides of the arroyo which here joined the river, one could have seen Crescimir's fields and the vegetable garden with its whitey-green cabbages, the rich brown heaps of manure and straw, and the beds of beets all crimson and green, then the borders of oaks and the far, blue hills, while myriads of little gray-winged moths hovered over the masses of tangled blackberry vines and giant dock.

    A Napa Christchild; and Benicia's Letters

  • The long sinuous line of channel, fading with the light and ebbing with the tide, began to give off here and there light puffs of gray-winged birds like sudden exhalations.

    The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh and Other Tales

  • Rare birds of this ecoregion includethe following: Blue-bellied parrot (Triclaria malachitacea), white-bearded antshrike (Biatas nigropectus), plumbeous antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeus), Rio de Janeiro antwren (Myrmotherula fluminensis), gray-winged cotinga (Tijuca condita), kinglet cotinga (Calyptura cristata), Kaempfer's tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus kaempferi), and cherry-throated tanager (Nemosia rourei).

    Serra do Mar coastal forests

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