from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See sicsac.


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  • The Egyptian Plover, Pluvianus ægyptius (Charadrius melanocephalus). May have been the trochilus or "crocodile bird," said by Herodotus to live on insects inhabiting crocodiles' throats and/or teeth and thereby to serve as a warning to the crocodile of intruders or danger. The name "ziczac" derives from the sound of the bird's call.

    November 26, 2008

  • See pluvian.

    November 26, 2008

  • Yup. That's the one.

    November 26, 2008