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road runner:see cuckoocuckoo,
common name for members of the extensive avian family Cuculidae, including the ani and the roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), widely distributed in temperate and tropical regions.
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thrives on outwitting Wile E. Coyote. [Comics: “Beep Beep the Road Runner” in Horn, 105]
foxy bird who continually zooms out of the coyote’s reach. [TV: “The Road Runner Show” in Terrace, 247]
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