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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.
The marabou stork is one of the largest flying birds in the world, standing up to 4ft 11in tall with a wingspan approaching 9ft 6in.
Ultimately, the style and subject matter of Marabou Stork Nightmares combine to make an incision into the layer of slothful acceptance and rationalization that covers society.
This interlude seems like a nod to Welsh's reputation as the "rave author"; indeed its paean to a new, Ecstasy-sponsored spirit of androgyny was probably inspired by Marabou Stork Nightmares.
A 6-year-old, 7 kg, male, captive-born marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) was presented for swelling of the ventral air pouch of 1 month's duration.
Finding large birds of prey is common on islands, but I wasn't expecting to find a giant marabou stork," Meijer said.
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.
From the original 1996 play's cast Ewen Bremner, who played Renton, has gone on to star as James VI in the Virgin Queen, Michelle Gomez who played Alison has gone on to star in Green Wing, Billy Boyd, who played Tommy, popped up in Lord of the Rings as Pippin and director Hary Gibson has gone on to make a name for himself adapting Welsh's other novel Marabou Stork Nightmares for theatre.
BOOKS: Repetitive Beat Generation, Ecstasy, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Trainspotting, 4Play, Glue and Porno, the follow-up toTrainspotting.
"A five-month-old African Marabou Stork from Holland called Mandy has also just arrived.
The wildlife centre is also celebrating the arrival of a five-month-old African Marabou Stork, which has never been seen in the region before.
Irvine is best known for writing successful books including Trainspotting, The Acid House (both of which were adapted into movies) and Marabou Stork Nightmares, but recently made an 18-minute short film called Nuts about a man with testicular cancer.