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Ibis

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  1. large, wading birds, having long, curved beaks
  2. any bird of the genus Ibis and several allied genera, of the family Ibidae

The word Ibis appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 7 > Sentence 8:

It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bakehouses the pyramids.

Concordance for the word ibis from Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville
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