Examples of beak in a Sentence
the beak of a hawk
an actor with a big beak
Recent Examples of beak from the Web
Upon arriving in America in the 1970s, the song had acquired choreography with repetitive beak, wing and tail motions as well as a new name, the Chicken Dance.
Some, like Hesperornis, were flightless creatures with a beak full of teeth that lived in the ocean.
Some have suggested that those with toothless beaks were better at eating seeds and grains, which would have more easily survived in the apocalyptic landscape than the plants that made them.
Now, high-tech analyses of four fossilized three-dimensional skulls provide tantalizing hints about what the beak of this iconic creature might have looked like as well as clues about the evolution of early birds.
The dog, friendly and curious, made the grave mistake of sniffing the Phanatic’s beak and received for its overtures the fright of its life courtesy the Phanatic’s unfurling tongue.
Each bird, maybe a foot and a half from beak to tail, lay on its back in funerary repose, eye sockets filled with cotton, feet folded close against the body.
The process could seem like something between a mud-wrestling match and a fight to the death: horrific, in the instances of chickens plucked naked and strung up by the neck, their beaks agape as if screaming.
That means beaks appeared earlier than thought, perhaps around the same time as wings, Bhullar says.
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BEAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beak for English Language Learners
: the hard usually pointed parts that cover a bird's mouth
: a person's nose
BEAK Defined for Kids
Definition of beak for Students
- an eagle's beak
- a long-beaked bird
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