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Definition: black swift
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
. 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
) 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
, hawk swallow
, devil bird
, screech martin
, and shriek owl
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
) is whitish beneath, with a white
band across the breast. The common Indian swift is
. See also Palm swift
, 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.