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Eaves swallow
Eaves Eaves, n. pl. [OE. evese, pl. eveses, AS. efese eaves, brim, brink; akin to OHG. obisa, opasa, porch, hall, MHG. obse eaves, Icel. ups, Goth. ubizwa porch; cf. Icel. upsar-dropi, OSw. ops["a]-drup water dropping from the eaves. Probably from the root of E. over. The s of eaves is in English regarded as a plural ending, though not so in Saxon. See Over, and cf. Eavesdrop.] 1. (Arch.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof. 2. Brow; ridge. [Obs.] ``Eaves of the hill.' --Wyclif. 3. Eyelids or eyelashes. And closing eaves of wearied eyes. --Tennyson. Eaves board (Arch.), an arris fillet, or a thick board with a feather edge, nailed across the rafters at the eaves of a building, to raise the lower course of slates a little, or to receive the lowest course of tiles; -- called also eaves catch and eaves lath. Eaves channel, Eaves gutter, Eaves trough. Same as Gutter, 1. Eaves molding (Arch.), a molding immediately below the eaves, acting as a cornice or part of a cornice. Eaves swallow (Zo["o]l.). (a) The cliff swallow; -- so called from its habit of building retort-shaped nests of mud under the eaves of buildings. See Cliff swallow, under Cliff. (b) The European swallow.
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Cliff Cliff (kl[i^]f), n. [AS. clif, cloef; akin to OS. klif, D. klif, klip, Icel. klif, Dan. & G. klippe, Sw. klippa; perh. orig. a climbing place. See Climb.] A high, steep rock; a precipice. Cliff swallow (Zo["o]l.), a North American swallow (Petrochelidon lunifrons), which builds its nest against cliffs; the eaves swallow.

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- Hispaniolan pine. It also nests in caves, under the eaves of houses, in burned stands, and in nest boxes. This swallow is an aerial insectivore, foraging for insects...
- or in artificial structures like fence posts and the eaves of buildings. The white-rumped swallow is solitary and nests in distributed pairs during the...
- particularly in Europe, just house martin, is a migratory p****erine bird of the swallow family which breeds in Europe, north Africa and temperate Asia; and winters...
- commonly called cliff swallow, and contains the following species: Red-throated cliff swallow (Petrochelidon rufigula) Preuss's cliff swallow (Petrochelidon...
- The Ellen H. Swallow Richards House is a National Historic Landmark house at 32 Eliot Street in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, M****achusetts...
- swifts breed on cliffs and eaves around the Mediterranean and on the Canary Islands and Madeira, laying two eggs. Like swallows, they are migratory, winter...
- 18th century). San Juan Capistrano is famous for a po****tion of cliff swallows that migrate each year from Argentina to the Mission San Juan Capistrano...
- birds, up from 'wintering' in Argentina, have built their mud nests in the eaves of the Vellano Country Club, a community situated around a golf course in...
- (Apus apus) is a medium-sized bird, superficially similar to the barn swallow or house martin but somewhat larger, though not stemming from those p****erine...
- including Rubicon, AWOL, Words Apart and Quarry. Manicom's The Burning Eaves (2003) was a finalist for the 2004 Governor General's Awards for English...
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