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“I can't seem to break the link with the vultures. I'm still connected to the entire wake.” Samira choked on her tea. “A wake of vultures?” she asked when she got her breath back. “Is that really what they're called?

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9781101635735

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author from Oklahoma, published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen. No one could have envisioned that this modest book about a magical land called Valdemar would be the beginning of a fantasy masterwork series that would span decades and include more than two dozen titles. Now the voices of other authors add their own special touches to the ancient land where Heralds “Chosen” from all walks of life by magical horse-like Companions patrol their ancient kingdom, dispensing justice, facing adversaries, and protecting their monarch and country from whatever threatens. Trained rigorously by the Herald’s Collegium, these special protectors each have extraordinary Gifts: Mindspeaking, FarSeeing, FarSpeaking, Empathy, Firestarting and ForeSeeing, and are bonded for life with their mysterious Companions. Travel with these astounding adventurers in sixteen original stories.
2014-12-02 By Mercedes Lackey

5 New World Vulture Kind and Hawk Kind, Created on Day 5 VulturesVultures Class: Birds Order: Accipitriformes ... These terms are especially common for a group of vultures nesting in trees. ... they are called a wake of vultures.


Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781614586982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 248

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Discover the secrets of your favorite animal’s odd behaviors, such as why woodpeckers don’t get headaches, how octopuses change colors, and what helps insects walk sideways and even upside down! From shrews to skunks, elephants to Emperor penguins, learn about 60 animals in all Filled with full-color images of each creature, as well as their behavior and habitats Engaging and humorous text that inspires praise to God for the work of His hands
2019-03-25 By

India's vultures scout for food by eyesight alone – eyesight so fierce that, for a long time, ornithologists assumed that the birds must have a ... In sufficient numbers, a wake of vultures can make very short work of a carcass.

Author: Isabella Tree

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 9781783786398

Category: Literary Collections


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'Never has there been a greater need for writers who can communicate about the environment in such clear, immediate and powerful ways, who can envisage the past as well as the future. The knowledge is already out there. We just have to listen. The contributors to this issue all have a deep understanding of how nature works. Some are scientists; others, environmental journalists exploring the latest thinking about ecosystems and how to repair them; or poets, novelists and activists examining our responses to the current crisis. These stories will, I hope, be both enlightening and empowering, galvanising us to bring about change.' Isabella Tree, guest-editor Patrick Barkham Tim Flannery Cal Flyn Jessie Greengrass Caoilinn Hughes Amy Leach Dino J. Martins Rod Mason Charles Massy Rebecca Priestley Callum Roberts Judith D. Schwartz Samanth Subramanian Ken Thompson Manari Ushigua Sheila Watt-Cloutier Adam Weymouth Photography: Xavi Bou, introduced by Tim Dee, and Merlin Sheldrake Poetry: Nate Duke and John Kinsella
2020-11-19 By Isabella Tree

She pushed her way through the wake of vultures, one of which shoved his microphone against her mouth, causing her lip to bleed. Liz knew the official name for a group of flying vultures was a “kettle”; vultures hanging around trees or ...

Author: Kathleen Bridge

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781516105229

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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When a murderer crashes a masquerade ball, it's up to Liz to unmask the killer . . . It's been quite a year for novelist Liz Holt. She's overcome a lot and is finally feeling at peace with her new life at her family's hotel, the Indialantic by the Sea, on the beautiful barrier island of Melbourne Beach, Florida. She's exactly where she needs to be to ring in the New Year at the Florida Writes Literary Masquerade Ball. But when her ex-boyfriend surprises her at the ball, she can't disguise her anger, and the two engage in a very public argument. Naturally, after her ex is found dead on the hotel grounds, shot through the heart, Liz tops the suspect list. With the help of family and friends, she needs to clear her name before the real killer waltzes away scot-free . . . Recipes included! Praise for Kathleen Bridge “A delightful sneak peek into life in the Hamptons, with intricate plotting and a likeable, down-to-earth protagonist. A promising start to a promising series.” —Suspense Magazine on Better Homes and Corpses “The descriptions of furniture and other antiques, as well as juicy tidbits on the Hamptons, make for entertaining reading for those who enjoy both antiques and lifestyles of the rich and famous.” —Booklist on Better Homes and Corpses “An excellent read.” —RT Book Reviews on Hearse and Gardens “Ghostal Living is a marvelously entertaining tale of revenge, murder, quirky characters—and disappearing books! With a clever protagonist, wonderful details of life in the Hamptons, and plot twists on top of plot twists, Kathleen Bridge will have mystery readers clamoring for more.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author
2019-05-21 By Kathleen Bridge

A wake of vultures 43 A wake of vultures ( when feeding ) Interesting eponyms The origin of the eponym leotard - tights worn for dancing - is Jules Leotard ( 1838–70 ) , French acrobatic performer , trapeze pioneer and onepiece knitted ...

Author: Michael Powell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781788402057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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The English language is full of beauty and surprises. If you're a lover of the weird and wonderful, from fascinating etymology to the ten most overused and useless English phrases, this book isn't averse to a peppering of persiflage! Did you know: - pilots and air traffic controllers at major air international airports have to speak English - the hashtag symbol is an "octothorpe" - "bumfiddle" means to spoil a piece of paper or document - the word "noon" originally meant 3pm; the literal meaning of "bamboozle" is to make a baboon out of someone. This book contains a boatload of things you didn't know about the English language and it's a guaranteed prolix-free zone.
2019-10-03 By Michael Powell

The vulture turned towards me, a white light of sentience amidst the arid crags. ... Sometimes gathering in large numbers around a find, a wake of vultures, as they are aptly known collectively, can reduce a carcass to bones within ...

Author: Julian Hoffman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241979501

Category: Travel

Page: 302

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For readers of George Monbiot, Mark Cocker and Robert Macfarlane - an urgent and lyrical account of endangered places around the globe and the people fighting to save them. All across the world, irreplaceable habitats are under threat. Unique ecosystems of plants and animals are being destroyed by human intervention. From the tiny to the vast, from marshland to meadow, and from Kent to Glasgow to India to America, they are disappearing. Irreplaceable is not only a love letter to the haunting beauty of these landscapes and the wild species that call them home, including nightingales, lynxes, hornbills, redwoods and elephant seals, it is also a timely reminder of the vital connections between humans and nature, and all that we stand to lose in terms of wonder and wellbeing. This is a book about the power of resistance in an age of loss; a testament to the transformative possibilities that emerge when people come together to defend our most special places and wildlife from extinction. Exploring treasured coral reefs and remote mountains, tropical jungle and ancient woodland, urban allotments and tallgrass prairie, Julian Hoffman traces the stories of threatened places around the globe through the voices of local communities and grassroots campaigners as well as professional ecologists and academics. And in the process, he asks what a deep emotional relationship with place offers us - culturally, socially and psychologically. In this rigorous, intimate and impassioned account, he presents a powerful call to arms in the face of unconscionable natural destruction.
2019-06-27 By Julian Hoffman

When they are collectively feeding on the remains of animals they are also known as a “wake” of vultures, as in the way a funeral reception is called a wake. CANARY These poor little guys have earned themselves a place in history and ...

Author: Patrick Foote

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633538511

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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The bestselling reference that, “from the casually curious to etymology junkies . . . will have something for everyone.” —William C. Fox of the YouTube channel The Exploration with William C. Fox What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of these monikers. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way. Learning doesn’t have to be boring. With his fun sense of humor, Patrick Foote—of the YouTube channel Name Explain—explains each appellation with jokes and quips you’re bound to enjoy. Full of pictures and packed with great information, The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between does exactly what it says it does—it explains the origin of names in a fun and easy-to-digest way. After reading this book, you will: Know why, exactly, Russia is called Russia Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts Discover the origins of the names of planets, animals, countries, and much more “Patrick has made me realize that even the most mundane and ubiquitous words can have an endlessly fascinating story. His whimsical and friendly tone also makes any topic entertaining and accessible. Hmm . . . now all of a sudden I would love for Patrick to explain ‘mundane,’ ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘whimsical!’” —Betty Chen of the YouTube channel ARTiculations
2018-10-15 By Patrick Foote

But it is a mistake to think of the black vulture as only a carrion bird. The vulture is a bird of prey. Cattlemen know it. They know that when a calf is pushed from its mother's body, all knobby-kneed and snot-slick, a wake of vultures ...

Author: Chuck Wendig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481448710

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In the fourth installment of the Miriam Black series, Miriam heads to the southwest in search of another psychic who may be able to help her understand her curse, but instead finds a cult of domestic terrorists and the worst vision of death she’s had yet. Miriam is becoming addicted to seeing her death visions, but she is also trying out something new: Hope. She is in search of another psychic who can help her with her curse, but instead finds a group of domestic terrorists in her deadliest vision to date.
2017-02-28 By Chuck Wendig

... kangaroos Troop of lions Troop of monkeys U&V Ubiquity of sparrows Unkindness of ravents Venue of vultures Volery of birds W Wad of bills Wad of money Waddle of penguins (dry land) Wake of buzzards Wake of vultures Warren of rabbits ...

Author: Ranjesh Kumar

Publisher: BlueRose Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 640

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The requirements of a typical candidate have been the major consideration in the compilation of this book. Basic and advanced levels of English are covered in the book, with the conceptual and practical application of appropriate examples and use of cases being discussed in depth. Each chapter deals with different aspects of spoken English, and is laid out in a detailed manner so that you get the full conceptual and practical knowledge. This book will not only serve you as a complete Practical English Grammar and Spoken English Guide and practice book, but also enhance your language skills and help you in pursuing higher education. The book also contains 100+ secret tips that will help you master vocabulary, conversation and speak fluent English easily. It will help you refines your speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar skills for more effective communication. This book will help in improving your English grammar skills, vocabulary, conversation and English speaking skills as well as in speaking better and correct English fluently & confidently. After reading of this book - you will feel much more confident and better- equipped at speaking English. By ending of this book- you will become the master/mistress of Spoken English. This book will prove useful as a complete guide and Practical Practice Spoken English Book for those who are preparing for TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, PTE, VERSANAT, Jobs Interviews… etc.
2020-03-24 By Ranjesh Kumar

... Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, and Scorched, as well as Wake of Vultures and the Shadow series, written as Lila Bowen. The story in this anthology, “Ostentation of Peacocks,” takes place between Wake of Vultures and Conspiracy ...

Author: Dominik Parisien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481462372

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome—robots or fairies? Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match! People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons. On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci-fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL-E, from Philip K. Dick to Terminator. On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time. Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging. But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time? There can only be one…or can there? Featuring an incredible line-up of authors including John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Jonathan Maberry, and many more, Robots vs. Fairies will take you on a glitterbombed journey of a techno-fantasy mash-up across genres.
2018-01-09 By Dominik Parisien