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marabou:

see storkstork,
common name for members of a family of long-legged wading birds. The storks are related to the herons and ibises and are found in most of the warmer parts of the world.
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marabou

1. a large black-and-white African carrion-eating stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, with a very short naked neck and a straight heavy bill
2. a down feather of this bird, used to trim garments
3. 
a. a fine white raw silk
b. fabric made of this
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ALL STORK: The Marabou Stork, aka the 'undertaker bird', now living at Birdland, Gloucestershire.
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Paignton Zoo's Marabou stork chick It is the first time a marabou stork has been hatched at Paignton Zoo, Devon, and only the second time the species has so far bred in the UK.
Finding large birds of prey is common on islands, but I wasn't expecting to find a giant marabou stork," Meijer said.
Apply a small 1" -2" marabou or plume to the base of the underside of each feather.
A green and black Nomad with a black fritz body, a gold bead in the middle instead of the head and a marabou tail is also a pretty good bet.
A two-piece Santa inspired set for the gal who loves the holidays complete with red velvet and marabou trim
In 1962, Marabou sold the Findus business to Nestle, and it remained under Nestle ownership until January 2000, when it was sold to EQT Scandinavia BV.
Furnished with marabou plumage and velvet cuffs, rich colour palettes ensure that the British weather inspires a heavy dose of sophisticated sex appeal.
Mixing references to Egyptian, Aztec, Native American, French, Caribbean, mummer, showgirl, and dragqueen cultures, the looming eight-foot Mardi Gras parade costumes of Darryl Montana illustrate how New Orleans's Creole gang rivalries have been sublimated into a fabulous one-upmanship of furious ostrich plumes, megacount sequins, and marabou madness.
In the North Ranch neighborhood, owners Joe Bolstad and Marla Trematerra have decorated their Mediterranean hillside home with glamorous Victorian furnishings - from the fringe on the ruby-colored sofa to the black marabou feathers on the lamp shades to red-varnished bathroom walls - and the holiday decor is equally over-the-top.