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Definition: black martin
Swift \Swift\, n.
1. The current of a stream. [R.] --Walton.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small,
long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family
Micropodid[ae]. In form and habits the swifts resemble
swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles
and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely
different group allied to the humming birds.
Note: The common European swift (Cypselus apus syn.
Micropus apus) nests in church steeples and under the
tiles of roofs, and is noted for its rapid flight and
shrill screams. It is called also black martin,
black swift, hawk swallow, devil bird,
swingdevil, screech martin, and shriek owl. The
common American, or chimney, swift (Ch[ae]tura pelagica
) has sharp rigid tips to the tail feathers.
It attaches its nest to the inner walls of chimneys,
and is called also chimney swallow. The Australian
swift (Ch[ae]tura caudacuta) also has sharp naked
tips to the tail quills. The European Alpine swift
(Cypselus melba) is whitish beneath, with a white
band across the breast. The common Indian swift is
Cypselus affinis. See also Palm swift, under
Palm, and Tree swift, under Tree.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost.
5. [Cf. Swivel.] A reel, or turning instrument, for winding
yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
6. The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.