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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
starlingstar‧ling /ˈstɑːlɪŋ $ ˈstɑːr-/ noun [countable]  HBBa common bird with shiny black feathers that lives especially in cities
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starlingThis has been demonstrated by experiments with captive starlings, using the technique of displacing the sun's image with mirrors.Rapid clouds of starlings flew over the seven bridges.She stood back up; the quotes fluttered with her motion, a flock of starlings.They wish some of the arches of the bridge to be widened, the starlings to be replaced.The starlings gather, the noise increases in volume then - suddenly - whoosh!The starlings have gone to nest in the hot-air ducts of a concrete and glass mountain in the city centre.
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