from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, chiefly of the Eastern Hemisphere, having long legs and a long straight bill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large wading bird with long legs and a long beak of the family Ciconiidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidæ, having long legs and a long, pointed bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera. The European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known. It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (C. nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large altricial grallatorial bird, of the family Ciconiidæ and especially of the subfamily Ciconiinæ (which see for technical characters).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
In Denmark, however, the stork is not a welcome guest and so this would be considered appropriate alternative housing.
Sue Dickenson's comment about the stork is priceless.
There's food in the bucket, because he loves food so much, and … he keeps his food in the basement, and he's coming up to answer the door because the stork is knocking at it and beseeching him to be a hero.
The stork is particularly mentioned; the fir-trees, which are very high, are her house, her castle.
Great pics the pic of the coon's uh um calling the stork, was hilarious.
Garret knew Ross would be coming through the door shortly, so he apologized for such a brief meeting and promised to call the stork early next week.
The stork was a Baptist who attended church every Sunday, which in a state like Indiana was very important.
FISCHER: The days of telling children that babies come by a stork is a long time gone, at least in the communities I ` m from.
The stork is a bird of prey; it is vigilant, greedy, and catches gudgeons.
The list of non-kosher birds in Vayikra 11: 13 and Deuteronomy 14: 12 includes "chasida", usually identified as stork (According to some authorities, however, the chasida is not the stork, because the stork is a kosher bird (Rabbenu Yerocham,