beak


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beak

1. the projecting jaws of a bird, covered with a horny sheath; bill
2. any beaklike mouthpart in other animals, such as turtles
3. Architect the upper surface of a cornice, which slopes out to throw off water
4. Chem the part of a still or retort through which vapour passes to the condenser
5. Nautical another word for ram

beak

[bēk]
(botany)
Any pointed projection, as on some fruits, that resembles a bird bill.
(invertebrate zoology)
The tip of the umbo in bivalves.
(vertebrate zoology)
The bill of a bird or some other animal, such as the turtle.
A projecting jawbone element of certain fishes, such as the sawfish and pike.
References in classic literature ?
All are very good eating," said the Adjutant, clattering his beak.
I was young then," said the Adjutant, clattering his beak significantly.
No one is all happy from his beak to his tail," said the Adjutant sympathetically.
So six of them took the end of the string in their beaks and flew away with it; and to his amazement it flew after them and went even higher than they.
When I come to, there was Vahna spread-eagled on top of the nugget, and the old fellow with a beak jabbering away solemnly as if going through some sort of religious exercises.
Well, I just sat there looking at the chip in the moonlight, and turning it over and over and figuring what it was and where it'd come from, when all of a sudden there was a snap inside my head as if something had broken, and then I could see Vahna spread-eagled on that big nugget and the old fellow with the beak waving the stone knife, and .
A vision I saw last night,' says Deirdre, 'namely that three birds came unto us having three sups of honey in their beaks, and that they left them with us, and that they took three sups of our blood with them.
Tieta's 3D-printed beak is made of plastic and coated in a special waterproof resin.
When a fish or frog appears, the bird pounces and catches prey with its beak.
Check your bird's beak on a daily basis looking for cracks, overgrowth, or discolouration and contact a vet who has avian experience if you see anything unusual.
LOOKING GOOD: Babes the macaw OPERATION: A hole is drilled into Babe's beak OUCH: Babes underwent hours of surgery
Zanno explained that important traits associated with herbivory are tooth loss, beaks, different tooth shapes (leaf, peg conical), multiple tooth types in one animal, tooth elongation (including rodent-like incisors), and long necks.