marabou


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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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Materials like marabou move through water more naturally and dynamically than most synthetics," Schmidt says.
Though time-consuming, the multi-step finishing process brings depth and richness to pieces like the Marabou oak vanity.
Marabou storks - aka 'undertaker birds' due to their slow walk, cloaklike wings, thin white legs and mass of white hair-like feathers - feed mainly on carrion in the wild but can kill adult flamingos, as well as fish and insects.
With an eye for innovation, the father-son team went on to develop a number of new slipper stylesincluding the wedge, the marabou mule, and the high-heeled slipperand to experiment with new materials, becoming the first in the United States to use glitter on the fabric and Lucite for the heel.
IT has the looks only a mother could love, but keepers at a UK zoo are overjoyed at the progress made by only the second marabou stork to be hatched in the country.
8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.
Apply a small 1" -2" marabou or plume to the base of the underside of each feather.
And then there are the pictures: men on rope-ladders collecting edible nests from caves in Sarawak; a female antwren perched on a birder's thumb; a martial eagle commencing duel with a warthog; green parakeets emerging from one of the world's deepest rock sinks; a marabou stork attacking a steppe eagle; while a common raven sitting on a bare bough in a misty wood makes it clear why the bird has long been associated with death and bad tidings.
Speckled marabou boa, $80, Wearable Art (941) 957-0105.
The deaths documented in birds receiving carprofen and flunixin included three black vultures and a spoonbill from Eurasia, a Marabou stork from Africa, and, from the Americas, two Harris's hawks, a red-legged seriema, and two northern saw-whet owls.
At Sweetwaters, we watched stately marabou storks drop in.