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Definition: Milvus govinda
, n. [From Tamil paraiyan, pl. paraiyar, one of
the low caste, fr. parai a large drum, because they beat the
drums at certain festivals.]
1. One of an aboriginal people of Southern India, regarded by
the four castes of the Hindus as of very low grade. They
are usually the serfs of the Sudra agriculturalists. See
. --Balfour (Cyc. of India).
2. An outcast; one despised by society.
(Zo["o]l.), a mongrel race of half-wild dogs
which act as scavengers in Oriental cities.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of kite (Milvus govinda
) which acts as a scavenger in India.
(k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud,
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily
, of which many species are known. They have
long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked
Note: The European species are Milvus ictinus
and Milvus migrans
; the pariah kite of India is Milvus govinda
the sacred or Brahmany kite of India is Haliastur Indus
; the American fork-tailed kite is the Nauclerus furcatus
2. Fig.: One who is rapacious.
Detested kite, thou liest. --Shak.
3. A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper
or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
4. (Naut.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
5. (Geom.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis
of symmetry. --Henrici.
6. Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to
sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in
bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of
goods; an accommodation check or bill. [Cant]
7. (Zo["o]l.) The brill. [Prov. Eng.]
8. (Naut.) A form of drag to be towed under water at any
depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom
is upset and rises to the surface; -- called also
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
. (Naut.) See under Flying
(Zo["o]l.), an African falcon of the genus
, having some resemblance to a kite.