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gizzard

1. the thick-walled part of a bird's stomach, in which hard food is broken up by muscular action and contact with grit and small stones
2. a similar structure in many invertebrates

gizzard

[′giz·ərd]
(vertebrate zoology)
The muscular portion of the stomach of most birds where food is ground with the aid of ingested pebbles.
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Removal of gizzard shad and common carp from Mormon Island West should benefit the fishery.
It is nevertheless possible to establish the exact systematic position of the species, and the species-level characters that can still be recognized, and are entirely sufficient to recognize the species.] The comprehensive descriptions of the external and internal characters clearly revealed the specific status of this species, although the location of septa 6/7 and gizzard in segment 7 were mistakenly noted.
Twenty-six robins were weighed, gizzard and intestine contents analyzed, and feces examined for internal parasites.
This was then scalded in a scalding medium at a controlled temperature followed be defeathering using picking method and eviscerating after which the poultry was washed and the liver, gizzards and muscles were removed from the body.
p<0.05 for blood and gizzard yields for birds from different farms and farms A to D.
However, when the meals arrived, my wife's meal had very little salad ...but was overflowing with gizzards. Infact there were gizzards galore.
Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum Lesueur 1818) and a commercially manufactured, formulated crawfish bait (Purina Jumbo, product code 5195; Purina Mills, Inc., Shreveport, LA) were evaluated singly and in combination.
FA [delta][sup.13]C values were determined for one alewife (anadromous), one gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum, a native freshwater planktivore), and two blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus, an introduced piscivorous predator).
Jigs and three-way rigs tipped with minnows emulate the gizzard shad forage base.
The four, Mr Gizzard, Gerard Dort, Christian Peinier and Patrick Douvelez, were all professionally-trained musicians at the Paris Conservatoire.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Applying decorative plasterwork; 2 Harold Macmillan; 3 Vostok 1; 4 The gizzard; 5 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
In the early 1990s, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) hitched a ride in a stocking of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) fingerlings from Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery in Texas across the Continental Divide to Morgan Lake on the Navajo Reservation in northwest New Mexico.