sparrow vs swallow

sparrow swallow

Definitions

  • 1) UK A quick-witted, lively person. Often used in the phrase cockney sparrow.
  • 2) The house sparrow, Passer domesticus; a small bird with a short bill, and brown, white and gray feathers.
  • 3) Generically, any small, nondescript bird.
  • 4) A member of the family Passeridae, comprising small Old World songbirds.
  • 5) A member of the family Emberizidae, comprising small New World songbirds.
  • 6) Any of various similar birds of other families, such as the Java sparrow.
  • 7) Any of various birds of the family Passeridae, especially the house sparrow.
  • 8) Any of various small birds of the family Emberizidae, having brownish or grayish plumage and found throughout the Americas, such as the song sparrow.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) The Australian collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter torquatus).
  • 10) (Zoöl.) Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.
  • 11) See under Field, Fox, etc.
  • 12) (Zoöl.) a small owl (Glaucidium passerinum) found both in the Old World and the New. The name is also applied to other species of small owls.
  • 13) a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a sparable.
  • 14) (Zoöl.), [Prov. Eng.] the female of the reed bunting.
  • 15) (Zoöl.) One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringilligæ, having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under house.
  • 16) any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
  • 17) small brownish European songbird
  • 18) Some or any fringilline bird resembling the sparrow, as Passer montanus, the tree-sparrow; one of various finches and buntings, mostly of plain coloration.
  • 19) The housesparrow, Passer domesticus, a fringilline bird of Europe, which has been imported and naturalized in America, Australia, and other countries.
  • 20) Some little bird likened to or mistaken for a sparrow.

Definitions

  • 1) archaic A deep chasm or abyss in the earth.
  • 2) A small, migratory bird of the Hirundinidae family with long, pointed, moon-shaped wings and a forked tail which feeds on the wing by catching insects.
  • 3) The amount swallowed in one gulp; the act of swallowing.
  • 4) (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidæ, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.
  • 5) The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic birds of the family Artamiidæ, allied to the shrikes but similar to swallows in appearance and habits. The ashy swallow shrike (Artamus fuscus) is common in India.
  • 7) The act of swallowing.
  • 8) (Zoöl.) any one of several species of fork-tailed ploverlike birds of the genus Glareola, as G. orientalis of India; a pratincole.
  • 9) obsolete That which ingulfs; a whirlpool.
  • 10) As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once.
  • 11) (Naut.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
  • 12) (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.
  • 13) Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
  • 14) (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of East Indian and Australian singing birds of the genus Dicæum. They are allied to the honeysuckers.
  • 15) colloq. Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
  • 16) the act of swallowing
  • 17) small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
  • 18) A swallower; a fish that inflates itself by swallowing air; a puffer or swell-fish.
  • 19) The stormy petrel. Also sea-swallow.
  • 20) The space in a block between the groove of the sheave and the shell, through which the rope reeves.
  • 21) The act of swallowing.
  • 22) A deep hollow in the ground; a pit.
  • 23) That which is swallowed; as much as is swallowed at once; a mouthful.
  • 24) A breed of domestic pigeons with short legs, squat form, white body, colored wings, and shell-crest. Numerous color-varieties are noted. The birds sometimes called fairies are usually classed as swallows.
  • 25) Taste; relish; liking; inclination: as, “I have no swallow for it,”
  • 26) A yawning gulf; an abyss; a whirlpool.
  • 27) The cavity of the throat and gullet, or passage through which food and drink pass; the fauces, pharynx, and gullet or esophagus leading from the mouth to the stomach; especially, the organs of deglutition collectively.
  • 28) Some bird likened to or mistaken for a swallow.
  • 29) A fissirostral oscine passerine bird with nine primaries; any member of the family Hirundinidæ, of which there are numerous genera and about 100 species, found in all parts of the world. ; ; ;
  • 30) A funnel-shaped cavity occurring not uncommonly in limestone regions, and especially in the chalk districts of France and England. Also called swallow-hole or sinkhole. See sink-hole.
  • 31) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
  • 32) tolerate or accommodate oneself to
  • 33) utter indistinctly
  • 34) keep from expressing
  • 35) Toretract;recant.
  • 36) To perform the act of swallowing.
  • 37) To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up.
  • 38) To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach.
  • 39) To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.
  • 40) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation.
  • 41) To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
  • 42) To occupy; to take up; to employ.
  • 43) To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
  • 44) To retract; to recant.

Examples

  • 1) The little sparrows have the answer to that.
  • 2) To lose it would be like losing house sparrows or hedgehogs from gardens.
  • 3) Others include the tree sparrow and grey partridge.
  • 4) Because of the huge mess left each day by sparrows and starlings.
  • 5) They used to be as common as sparrows.
  • 6) The fertilised females go off on their own looking for hedge sparrow or reed warbler nests.
  • 7) This is how the decline in house sparrows was first noticed.
  • 8) But in other ways the tree sparrow is very different from its urban relative.
  • 9) More hedge sparrows are also singing though the mornings are frosty.
  • 10) Hedge sparrows have also become very busy.
  • 11) The problem for house sparrows may also be linked to a shortage of insects during the summer months.
  • 12) Thousands of householders are being urged to redesign their gardens to halt the rapid decline of sparrows and starlings.
  • 13) The little sparrows who attend French schools seem to have the right idea.
  • 14) They're no longer common as sparrows.
  • 15) On behalf of the little sparrows, the teachers are refusing.
  • 16) So maybe it wasn't a tree sparrow.
  • 17) We wanted swifts, but are pleased nonetheless to have finished up with sparrows and starlings.
  • 18) The common sparrow is now a rare sight in Glasgow.
  • 19) Luckily it is a male, which is fairly easily distinguished from our house sparrows.
  • 20) Similarly, the tree sparrow is showing signs of a recovery after a big decline.
  • 21) I once saw one attacking a little sparrow.
  • 22) The findings emphasised research that suggested house sparrows and starlings were declining, though the reasons for the slump remain unclear.
  • 23) How can I stop sparrows and other birds from eating my primroses?
  • 24) They might be taken at a glance for a plain, brown female house sparrow, but they are not sparrows at all.
  • 25) If it be true, that the life of a sparrow is the object of God's care; if it be true, that the very hairs of our heads are all numbered by Him, much more must it be true, that there was a
  • 26) The white-throated sparrow is far from flashy, never one to spark love at first sight.
  • 27) But as my feet (numb, of course, despite the insulated books and socks) crunch along the frozen grass or the snow, the white-throated sparrow is sure to sing out, pluck my heart strings, and get me feeling all warm inside:
  • 28) The sparrow is also fine, and is once more is outside our apartment building where he ought to be.
  • 29) At intervals during his literary career, I have tried to add a bit to his stature, he “looks shorter than he actually is,” and so on; but for the most part we find him described as a sparrow, a small, dusty brown sparrow — “soon he was, sparrow-like, hopping and darting this way and that in search of crumbs of information.”
  • 30) "Traverse, dear, I shall pray over this matter to-night and sleep on it; and He to whom even the fall of a sparrow is not indifferent will guide me," said Mrs. Rocke; and here the debate ended.
  • 31) Though not obvious to us, the bird -- literally, "sparrow" -- and swallow -- have an object in their motions, so penal evil falls on none without a reason.
  • 32) Scripture says that God knows the fall of every sparrow, which is a metaphorical reference to divine omniscience, but that does not mean the Cosmic Mind necessarily intervenes in events.
  • 33) ‘With a beat of her tiny brown wings, the sparrow was on her way.’
  • 34) ‘Smaller birds such as pigeons, thrushes, jackdaws, robins and sparrows would also have been seen on a regular basis.’
  • 35) ‘While we don't have tall trees, our neighbors do, and the firs and oaks that surround our property drop acorns and provide homes for jays, woodpeckers, robins and sparrows.’
  • 36) ‘Most folks start with a feeder or two and quickly find themselves engrossed with the resident sparrows, finches, and woodpeckers that eagerly accept the offerings.’
  • 37) ‘Budgies, finches, sparrows and canaries are only a few of the more than one hundred kinds of birds people keep in their apartments.’
  • 38) ‘Game birds, mockingbirds, robins, and sparrows enjoy the juicy, sticky red fruits.’
  • 39) ‘The branches serve as a handy perch for the sparrows and mourning doves that frequent my city bird feeder.’
  • 40) ‘I saw one bird, a tiny sparrow darting through the gnarled pine limbs.’
  • 41) ‘An injured sparrow or a bird dressed for a dining table distresses her as much as war among nations and nuclear experiments do.’
  • 42) ‘All wild birds (except pigeons, English sparrows and starlings) are protected by federal and state laws, so it's illegal to trap, kill or poison them.’
  • 43) ‘A couple of sparrows who had been peacefully resting on the grey rocks abruptly flew off.’
  • 44) ‘He fed sparrows and grosbeaks on a seed tray mounted on a pole to be visible from his windows.’
  • 45) ‘There is nothing to see except blackbirds and sparrows; nothing to hear except the noise of butterflies' wings.’
  • 46) ‘Growing up, I was fascinated by birds and my mother encouraged this by letting me feed sparrows on the fire-escape outside our window.’
  • 47) ‘One sparrow box can house up to 36 baby sparrows in a year.’
  • 48) ‘Everything from the modest sparrow to the extravagant scarlet macaw came to perch and settle around her.’
  • 49) ‘Crows and sparrows have been known to attack innocent passers-by who happen to stroll near their nests.’
  • 50) ‘It was a light gray and it had a large black beak, more like a hawk's than a sparrow's.’
  • 51) ‘Some landscapes these days have been reduced to nothing but dandelions and fire ants, knapweed and thistle, where the only remaining wildlife are sparrows, squirrels, and starlings.’
  • 52) ‘Stop sparrows and finches from shredding crocus blossoms by placing foil pinwheels - the kind sold for children's Easter baskets - every few feet among the flowers.’

Examples

  • 1) The supplements are often swallowed to ward off or control brittle bone disease osteoporosis.
  • 2) We all know that one swallow does not make a summer.
  • 3) The bird was swallowed by a cobra on the day that the tomb was opened.
  • 4) Victims may also experience difficulty swallowing or speaking.
  • 5) Eating slowly and chewing well can also reduce the amount of air you swallow as you eat.
  • 6) Unlike the swallow and martin it lives much of its life high in the air.
  • 7) The swifts are long gone and the swallows are looking restless.
  • 8) This is a bitter pill to swallow but racing is tough.
  • 9) He then swallowed the tablet offered to him.
  • 10) Three swallows do not make a summer.
  • 11) It is a hard pill to swallow.
  • 12) He said he can no longer swallow anything larger than a fingertip.
  • 13) Two thirds were because of difficulty in swallowing.
  • 14) Known as the sponge test, it involves swallowing a capsule attached to a piece of string.
  • 15) He laughed, swallowing a mucky mouthful.
  • 16) These in turn are food for birds - especially swallows and swifts.
  • 17) Now they swallow the capsule.
  • 18) Sir, The swallows in our barn have now all fledged and a dozen or so are zooming around above the building.
  • 19) The silver lining of the spring made its words much easier to catch when it said anything -- for I should tell you that for the most part now it did not speak, or not in any language that I could understand, but rather sang -- and it now said, "_swallow swallow, drink, swallow_."
  • 20) Mind you the title swallow diluted the fun of the ad-Breakfast would have done.
  • 21) The technologist will ask why the barium swallow is being performed and explain the procedure to both you and your child.
  • 22) That might be good policy, and the public option might make the mandate a whole lot easier to swallow from a political standpoint, but how can you possibly parse that interpretation out of the Constitution?
  • 23) A barium swallow is a procedure that primarily evaluates your child's esophagus, which is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
  • 24) Equally hard to swallow is the claim that most Egyptian citizens, including those who are close to the opposition, reject international monitoring as an infringement on national sovereignty and an unwanted intervention in domestic affairs.
  • 25) The approach here being that the biggest pill we have to swallow is the concept itself – a town plagued with zombie-like lunatics.
  • 26) ‘On Saturday, December 4, she discovered she could not swallow food or drink, and the next day her husband took her to casualty at Pontefract.’
  • 27) ‘When he felt the man's hand lifting his head, he swallowed whatever food or drink he was given.’
  • 28) ‘Normally I like to have a beer or more but the sensation in the back of my throat when I swallowed beer this time was really strange.’
  • 29) ‘Because you have bitter taste receptors at the back of your mouth and the top of your throat, you should swallow the beer.’
  • 30) ‘She swallowed her mouthful of food and grinned sheepishly.’
  • 31) ‘He took a huge gulp of milk to swallow the food down faster.’
  • 32) ‘He has to be fed through a tube because even swallowing food makes his mouth and throat come up in painful sores and blisters.’
  • 33) ‘‘I used to say the same things whenever I had this argument with him,’ he replied, swallowing a mouthful of food.’
  • 34) ‘Then you start to tuck into your breakfast but have to give in after two or three mouthfuls because the pain of chewing and then swallowing the food becomes unbearable.’
  • 35) ‘I swallowed my peanut butter slowly, letting it slide down my throat as I regarded the collection of books that sat before me.’
  • 36) ‘She's having a great deal of trouble swallowing her food.’
  • 37) ‘His cancer was diagnosed in 1997 and since then a sequence of operations has robbed him not only of his voice but the ability to swallow food.’
  • 38) ‘During that time she underwent major surgery to join her esophagus, the tube used to swallow food, to her stomach.’
  • 39) ‘It happens when a horse swallows his food too quickly and it forms a plug in the esophagus.’
  • 40) ‘You may have trouble swallowing food or liquids.’
  • 41) ‘Patients with neuromuscular dysphagia experience gradually progressive difficulty in swallowing solid food and liquids.’
  • 42) ‘As the disease progresses, the person may even forget how to swallow food and walk, and need assistance in all daily activities.’
  • 43) ‘The child then really has no option but to swallow the food.’
  • 44) ‘Your baby won't know how to swallow food at this stage, but with luck some of the food will slide down your baby's throat.’
  • 45) ‘Most people today swallow their food after giving it one or two chews, and it enters the intestines very hard.’
  • 46) ‘Saran swallowed, fear and nervousness suddenly finding their way back.’
  • 47) ‘Being about thirty feet from the ground, Raiana slowly looked down, and swallowed hard, her fear of heights kicking in.’
  • 48) ‘Micah swallowed hard to control the fear inside of her.’
  • 49) ‘Cranial nerve involvement may affect airway maintenance, facial muscles, eye movements, and swallowing.’
  • 50) ‘Her husband had recently noted swallowing and chewing movements during the episodes, which occurred in clusters up to 15 times a week.’
  • 51) ‘One of the most common symptoms of cancer of the oesophagus is difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).’
  • 52) ‘She arrived and rang the doorbell, swallowing down her nervousness.’
  • 53) ‘Michelle swallowed hard at Grace's abrupt departure and glanced around nervously.’
  • 54) ‘Leon swallowed hard, feeling a little nervous as he stood there watching her.’
  • 55) ‘I wiped away a bead of nervous sweat from my forehead, licked my lips and swallowed hard.’
  • 56) ‘I can assure him that many who thought there party had ‘green credentials’ will be swallowing hard when they look at the ballot paper.’
  • 57) ‘I swallowed hard, recalling that the man I was verbally jousting with has enjoyed his own significant share of that patronage down the years.’
  • 58) ‘New Yorkers are tough but even they swallowed hard when they found that they now had two first ladies.’
  • 59) ‘So I swallow hard and silently root for a split decision.’
  • 60) ‘And if you find this whole trend hard to swallow, well, watch out.’
  • 61) ‘‘We played fairly well and were close to playing really well and that's hard to swallow,’ Duval said.’
  • 62) ‘If you can't handle reading something about yourself that you find hard to swallow, well then, don't read.’
  • 63) ‘‘It was hard to swallow when people gave me stick for not scoring goals,’ he says.’
  • 64) ‘This statement has the virtue of being true, even if it is a truth that will be hard to swallow for Labour's election campaign managers.’
  • 65) ‘For the artist, the reality was that of violence - hard to swallow, yet plentiful like water.’
  • 66) ‘Do they assume that women who practise faith are a docile lot, meekly swallowing the built-in injustices in their respective religions?’
  • 67) ‘‘Get on with it,’ Blancard pushed, swallowing the insult he had been about ready to spout off at her.’
  • 68) ‘Apparently, these broadcasters believe that listeners are incapable of handling subversive music, but are ready to swallow euphemisms.’
  • 69) ‘After it's been decided, the tossers will have to swallow their insults.’
  • 70) ‘Her face was swallowed by the acceptance of her death; the tears had stopped running and she even smiled weakly at times.’
  • 71) ‘Skye opened her mouth to retaliate, but, seeing April's look, swallowed the insult.’
  • 72) ‘Delegates swallowed their left-wing principles to accept a watery platform and avoid an internal struggle.’
  • 73) ‘Because if we accept her seriously, we have to swallow the load of bull that comes along with playing meaty female roles in Hindi films.’
  • 74) ‘The look he gave Dancer was slightly less tolerant, but he swallowed any retort he might have made.’
  • 75) ‘The final insult to those voters who decided to swallow their cynicism and take the trouble to return their slips, was to choose an option other than the one wanted by the majority.’
  • 76) ‘Distributors may have to swallow the costs of increased premiums and accept a reduction in their scope for progressing their business.’
  • 77) ‘Just how bad do things have to get before one is forced to swallow such an insulting offer?’
  • 78) ‘She knew what he meant, and swallowed her protests.’
  • 79) ‘Skow nodded, swallowed her questions, and led on quickly, painfully aware of the silent shadow that trailed her.’
  • 80) ‘Grace scolded, watching as both Rupert and Donal swallowed their protests and clamped their mouths shut.’
  • 81) ‘The crook-Conservatives lie to the idiot-conservatives who swallow the lies hook, line and sinker.’
  • 82) ‘They've realised that Jonathan Swift was close to the truth when he said that ‘all politicians ultimately die of swallowing their own lies’.’
  • 83) ‘Big media, with a few honorable exceptions, are respectfully swallowing the big lies.’
  • 84) ‘Despite evidence to the contrary, many people have swallowed this lie.’
  • 85) ‘She swallowed his lies about me having come on to him instead of the other way round, and dumped me instead.’
  • 86) ‘I looked at all the joking, laughing, smiling people and wanted to vomit, how could they swallow my lies without a second thought?’
  • 87) ‘Often, they swallow the facile lie that victims of terror are somehow culpable.’
  • 88) ‘Have they swallowed lies, had the facts withheld, or merely found their everyday lives too preoccupying to allow them much time for careful examination of these things?’
  • 89) ‘Despite the witch-hunt many people did not swallow the lies.’
  • 90) ‘Marie also senses a change, but she loves Niels so much that she is willing to swallow his lies.’
  • 91) ‘The politician who made the remark that nations swallow big lies sooner than little ones, by the way, was Adolf Hitler.’
  • 92) ‘Though players at other positions can hide from the media, the quarterback must face all the questions and swallow the criticism.’
  • 93) ‘The Minister seemed to swallow his declaration.’
  • 94) ‘More people would swallow the statement were it not for the fact that, privately, Flynn is telling a different story.’
  • 95) ‘Obviously swallowing another protest, he turns and walks out.’
  • 96) ‘But most children swallow this dodgy concept hook, line and sinker.’
  • 97) ‘Of course, most who read this tripe have zero knowledge of firearms and swallow it hook, line, and sinker which is the goal.’
  • 98) ‘Like other members of your cult, you have swallowed the neo-Darwinian thesis hook line and sinker.’
  • 99) ‘It's good to see as well that the world's press has swallowed this name change hook, line and sinker.’
  • 100) ‘He bravely helps his master and swallows his utter hatred of Smeagol long enough for them to use the creature as a guide.’
  • 101) ‘Maybe my life would change for the better if I bit my tongue, swallowed my pride and didn't rise to any form of bait.’
  • 102) ‘Charlotte swallowed a guilty feeling and looked at Allegra in the eyes.’
  • 103) ‘Desperate to make her feel better, Jon swallowed his own feelings of confusion and tried to reassure her.’
  • 104) ‘I leant back against my locker with my eyes closed trying to swallow the feeling of nausea.’
  • 105) ‘He's one of those men who swallow their feelings for the sake of a quiet life and it makes them fat.’
  • 106) ‘She strode forward, but then stopped, checked and swallowed her anger.’
  • 107) ‘Smiling as he saw a customer push through the doors, he fought to swallow his irritation.’
  • 108) ‘You just have to ask, which means swallowing your fear, suppressing your ego.’
  • 109) ‘Faith's heart sank with those words, and she cursed herself inwardly for swallowing her pride and coming to him.’
  • 110) ‘Faced with such an event, most of us just swallow our feelings, or go out and get drunk or whatever.’
  • 111) ‘Though her first instinct is to run and hide, Beth swallows her fear and opens the door.’
  • 112) ‘A huge cavern had opened inside of him, swallowing his grief, horror, guilt, and sadness.’
  • 113) ‘Murphy, who has an ailing wife and is serving out his time till his pension, keeps swallowing his rage and pride.’
  • 114) ‘Ann wanted to cry with anger; she bit into her knuckles and swallowed her fury, trying not call for more of the Sirians' attention.’
  • 115) ‘On his dismissal, the South African rugby union should have swallowed their pride and re-appointed Mallet.’
  • 116) ‘So we both swallowed our rage and looked over the menu again.’
  • 117) ‘He swallowed his pride and went to see Bossuet, the Court chaplain.’
  • 118) ‘In most cases, once such an affair has been exposed, the couple swallow their embarrassment and go their separate ways, especially if their relationship has ended.’
  • 119) ‘The child, like so many thousands of others in a tragedy unfolding across 10 countries, disappeared, swallowed by a sea that had not been so cruel for more than a century.’
  • 120) ‘An explosion of smoke engulfed him, swallowing his body in a flume of colors.’
  • 121) ‘The night swallowed him as he disappeared into the trees.’
  • 122) ‘People are concerned that El Nino might engulf their homes with storm water - but they often swallow the deluge provided by El Bunko.’
  • 123) ‘If I didn't see Peggy's red hat near my feet, I would have thought she'd been swallowed by the snow.’
  • 124) ‘Here the great void over the altar swamps and swallows the tiny little Christ.’
  • 125) ‘He led her out onto the dance floor, and instant, they were enveloped by the pack, swallowed by the crowd.’
  • 126) ‘There's a cave-in, and whole houses, entire families, are swallowed up and consumed by fire.’
  • 127) ‘Even if an earthquake had escaped the notice of the guards, the fact still remains that if the body was swallowed up, then the grave clothes would be as well.’
  • 128) ‘Unfortunately, most of the money is swallowed up in bureaucracy and the production of meaningless consultancy reports which benefit nobody.’
  • 129) ‘Tshwete should also explain in detail ‘how many resources were swallowed up by what was always a wild-goose chase’.’
  • 130) ‘The Met were rightfully hammered and shaken up into a better police force although sadly most of the compensation was swallowed up by feverish vain legal teams.’
  • 131) ‘As the majority of my salary was swallowed up by my obsession, I ended up borrowing a lot of money to make ends meet.’
  • 132) ‘He went on to explain the extra money would be swallowed up by pay rises, inflation, pension costs and the increase in national insurance due in April.’
  • 133) ‘Supporters have been assured that none of the money will be swallowed up by the club's current plight which has seen it go into administration.’
  • 134) ‘But you should bear in mind that money can be swallowed up, and that staff rewards organised in this way could prove more memorable and effective.’
  • 135) ‘A lot of the money will be swallowed up by the military, or will have been diverted from existing loans.’
  • 136) ‘Some of the money was paid into Perry's private account, which they were both using and was swallowed up among their own money, said Mr Clarke.’
  • 137) ‘Big business swallowed the windfall tax on utility profits to fund the New Deal and Brown's dawn raid on pension fund dividend income.’
  • 138) ‘None will ever return to the North Sea and what money they do get will most likely be swallowed up by creditors.’
  • 139) ‘Verdun for example was the bloodiest battle in military history, a black hole where the armies of two nations were swallowed up.’
  • 140) ‘He said that most of the extra money would go towards creating new work, rather than being swallowed up by deficits.’
  • 141) ‘The government should not be asked to swallow these prices but should use the entire group of elderly as a cohort to force lower, more reasonable prices.’
  • 142) ‘They swallow the deposit, randomly taking the client around looking at some apartments which may have been leased to other people.’
  • 143) ‘Tough financial decisions are to be taken next week to prevent the Lake District National Park Authority from being swallowed up in a financial black hole.’
  • 144) ‘More often than not, they wouldn't accept coins - or worse still they swallowed up the money but failed to deliver the discs.’
  • 145) ‘Prebble's decision to resign as leader may well be the only thing that saves it from being swallowed up by a resurgent National party.’
  • 146) ‘The pensioners discovered it had been swallowed up by the ground - along with part of their back garden.’
  • 147) ‘My little bit of pension increase has already been swallowed up and I cannot vote myself a new rise in pension as some people can.’
  • 148) ‘He handed me his glass and I drank down his last swallow.’
  • 149) ‘In another, the sufferer drinks several swallows of water while an accomplice presses on both ear flaps (technically called the tragus).’
  • 150) ‘Their glasses clinked lightly, and then they both drank several swallows.’
  • 151) ‘Elea felt the flood of tears renewed as she took two more shaky swallows of her drink.’
  • 152) ‘I lifted his head and held the broth to his lips, and he again drank a few swallows of it.’
  • 153) ‘When he declined, she opened her drink and took a swallow.’
  • 154) ‘I murmured something back, still smiling about nothing, then took a large swallow from my drink, keeping my face in the glass.’
  • 155) ‘As he lowered the canteen from his mouth, I took it back and drank a few swallows myself.’
  • 156) ‘August finished his drink in one swallow, then slammed the empty glass down on the desk decisively.’
  • 157) ‘Alex sighed, then downed his drink in one swallow and returned for another one.’
  • 158) ‘All semblance of evil were slowly drained away as he drank swallow after swallow of this liquid fire.’
  • 159) ‘Mo took another, overly large, swallow of her drink and stared out across the dance floor.’
  • 160) ‘After downing it in a single swallow, Jonnie exhales and looks past Hannah down the hall.’
  • 161) ‘Maria quickly grabbed a glass of champagne from the tray of one of the servers, and drank half of it two large swallows before she had the courage to ask Erik what had just happened.’
  • 162) ‘Jackie Gleason drank up life in huge, full-throated swallows - straight-up, no mixer, and the tab was on him.’
  • 163) ‘She took the glass and drank the milk in large swallows.’
  • 164) ‘The gulped their wine cups down with a single swallow.’
  • 165) ‘He hadn't meant to, it was more of a gulp than a swallow, but he'd still done it just the same.’
  • 166) ‘A single-contrast barium swallow did not show a connection between the mass and the esophagus.’
  • 167) ‘To evaluate further, do esophagography with barium swallow to look for TE fistula.’
  • 168) ‘He took a swallow of Tab and rose, taking his bowl to the sink.’
  • 169) ‘He took a deep breath and a swallow of water from his mug.’
  • 170) ‘Thilda shrugged her shoulders and took a swallow of her mead.’
  • 171) ‘A swallow of the inn's fiery brew aided him to clear his throat.’
  • 172) ‘A swallow of the whiskey caused a flush to rise again to Alex's face as he added the names of the survivors to the recording.’
  • 173) ‘The girl took a few bites and a swallow of the spring water, just enough to keep her going until the last battle was over.’
  • 174) ‘As she popped the tablets into her mouth and took a swallow of water, she silently stared out the window.’
  • 175) ‘Margaret put the glass up to her lips and took a swallow of the pungent liquid.’
  • 176) ‘She clutched her forehead and sucked in a swallow of air as she steadied herself.’
  • 177) ‘Nodding again, Bishop takes a swallow of cold San Pellegrino before continuing.’
  • 178) ‘He took a swallow of whiskey and met the ensign's eyes defiantly, almost daring him to say another word.’
  • 179) ‘She smiled devilishly taking a swallow of the liquor.’
  • 180) ‘The solicitor took a swallow of white wine, then frowned thoughtfully.’
  • 181) ‘He took a swallow of his steaming coffee and cleared his throat.’
  • 182) ‘I take a swallow of my margarita and get ready to ask her one more time if I can see it.’
  • 183) ‘Kieran washed the jam pasty down with a swallow of wine and turned sideways on the bench to make his own inventory.’
  • 184) ‘Keyan was in the middle of a swallow of vodka on the rocks, which he drank like water, when his glass stopped abruptly in mid-swallow.’
  • 185) ‘The general downed a swallow of brandy and watched as Numair stared at his own drink, as if mentally fighting it for control.’
  • 186) ‘He took a swallow of orange juice and set the glass on the table.’
  • 187) ‘In normal persons, swallowing is initiated promptly, and no significant amount of material is retained after a swallow.’
  • 188) ‘The central aim of our study was to demonstrate that both natural and sexual selection have been important in shaping the tail streamer of the barn swallow.’
  • 189) ‘Most studies trying to identify the function of external tail feathers in the barn swallow have focused on males; much less attention has been paid to females.’
  • 190) ‘The barn swallow is an approximately 20-g passerine, migratory bird that feeds on flying insects captured on the wing.’
  • 191) ‘The barn swallow is a approximately 18-g, migratory, semicolonial passerine that breeds commonly throughout most parts of the Palearctic and Nearctic temperate regions.’
  • 192) ‘The barn swallow is a semicolonial, aerially insectivorous passerine.’
  • 193) ‘Judson cautions that the term ‘promiscuous’ doesn't adequately describe the barn swallow's sexual behavior.’
  • 194) ‘The barn swallow has figured largely in studies of sexual selection and exaggerated traits.’
  • 195) ‘The best evidence so far for parasite-mediated sexual selection has been found in the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica.’
  • 196) ‘The barn swallow is a socially monogamous, semicolonial, insectivorous passerine.’
  • 197) ‘The cornflower and the barn swallow are common national symbols, and stone and wood have an organic meaning for peasants struggling against nature.’
  • 198) ‘He published a scientific article on his barn swallow theory in Bird Watcher's Digest.’
  • 199) ‘I have now chased out one pigeon, captured one small brown bird, and outsmarted one barn swallow.’
  • 200) ‘Sparrows, swallows, and songbirds tell the story of a place.’
  • 201) ‘All the common species are here - blackbirds and thrushes and the like - plus goldfinches, swallows, kingfishers and grebes on the pond.’
  • 202) ‘No relationship was found between offspring sex ratio and male mating success in corn buntings Miliaria calandra or barn swallows.’
  • 203) ‘Montezuma offers a much greater diversity of birds, including various swallows, sparrows, and songbirds not mentioned here.’
  • 204) ‘Before fall migration, swallows gorge themselves on insects and bayberries.’
  • 205) ‘We also saw collared doves, wood pigeons, barn swallows and a red-wattled plover.’
  • 206) ‘The marshes are excellent areas to see red-winged blackbirds, swallows, Virginia rails, and yellow-headed blackbirds.’
  • 207) ‘Gulls, hawks and vultures soar, swallows and terns skim the surface of water.’
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