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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American rail (Porzana carolina) having grayish-brown plumage and a short stout bill, commonly found in freshwater bogs or swamps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A North American rail (Porzana carolina), common in the Eastern United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A North American rail (Porzana Carolina) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate-colored. Called also American rail, Carolina rail, Carolina crake, common rail, sora rail, soree, meadow chicken, and orto.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crake; a small short-billed rail, of the subfamily Rallinæ and genus Porzana.

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Ash Like Snow the brilliant green sora akaku someru kokutan no yami nomikomareta hoshikuzu-tachi hakanaku furitsumoru hai no yuki mitsumeta nageki no mado

    j-gan Diary Entry

  • The real delicacies were served later, the ducks which Doyle had sent the Colonel, and plate after plate of little, brown, juicy birds called sora, so tender and toothsome they could be eaten bones and all.

    The Man in Gray

  • Soshite kono sora akaku somete mata kuru toki kono mi de susumu dake

    AnimeBlogger.net Antenna

  • Japanese variety related to the fava called sora mame.

    News On Japan

  • Indeed, the wisdom seems to be that the word has a much wider reach, including Japanese 空 (sora, meaning "sky") and Korean 해 (hae, meaning "day" or "sun").

    И сонцето е ѕвезда

  • Ever since I installed burg I have always looked for options to change the background in the theme "sora" and i did it.

    Ubuntu Forums

  • New Mexico: Non-toxic ammunition required for common moorhen; sora, a freshwater marsh bird; Virginia rail and snipe with shotguns, as well as dove, band-tailed pigeon, upland game or migratory game birds on all State Game Commission owned or managed areas.

    Iowa in middle of lead-shot skirmish

  • Finally Jentilisa reports that young reservists of the army who fought by Rajoelina's side early in the crisis are now demanding that Rajoelina keep his promises (mg):. .ny rezervista tanora, nitolona tamin'ny andron'ny TGV, hidina an-dalambe izy ireo hitondra sora-baventy satria tsy tanteraka ny fampanantenana natao tamin'izy ireo, toy ny hanomezana asa ho azy ireo tahaka ny hoe fampidirana azy ho miaramila ary hotsinjovina manokana ny rezervista nanohana ny tolona.

    Madagascar Delegation Barred from UN General Assembly Stage

  • Birds of interest spotted in the component include the hooded merganser, the sora rail, the American bittern, the pied - billed grebe, the marsh hawk, the sedge wren, the least tern, the common gallinule and the least bittern.

    Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland

  • It's a satiney blue fabric with egyptian animal headed gods in a red sora brocade.

    Buddha Dress - A Dress A Day

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