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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stork /ˈstɔrk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stork n.  Zool. Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidae, having long legs and a long, pointed bill.  They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera.  The European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known.  It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar.  The black stork (Ciconia nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
 Black-necked stork, the East Indian jabiru.
 Hair-crested stork, the smaller adjutant of India (Leptoptilos Javanica).
 Giant stork, the adjutant.
 Marabou stork. See Marabou. -- Saddle-billed stork, the African jabiru. See Jabiru.
 Stork's bill Bot., any plant of the genus Pelargonium; -- so called in allusion to the beaklike prolongation of the axis of the receptacle of its flower. See Pelargonium.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : large mostly Old World wading birds typically having
          white-and-black plumage

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Heb. hasidah, meaning "kindness," indicating thus the character
    of the bird, which is noted for its affection for its young. It
    is in the list of birds forbidden to be eaten by the Levitical
    law (Lev. 11:19; Deut. 14:18). It is like the crane, but larger
    in size. Two species are found in Palestine, the white, which
    are dispersed in pairs over the whole country; and the black,
    which live in marshy places and in great flocks. They migrate to
    Palestine periodically (about the 22nd of March). Jeremiah
    alludes to this (Jer. 8:7). At the appointed time they return
    with unerring sagacity to their old haunts, and re-occupy their
    old nests. "There is a well-authenticated account of the
    devotion of a stork which, at the burning of the town of Delft,
    after repeated and unsuccessful attempts to carry off her young,
    chose rather to remain and perish with them than leave them to
    their fate. Well might the Romans call it the pia avis!"
      In Job 39:13 (A.V.), instead of the expression "or wings and
    feathers unto the ostrich" (marg., "the feathers of the stork
    and ostrich"), the Revised Version has "are her pinions and
    feathers kindly" (marg., instead of "kindly," reads "like the
    stork's"). The object of this somewhat obscure verse seems to be
    to point out a contrast between the stork, as distinguished for
    her affection for her young, and the ostrich, as distinguished
    for her indifference.
      Zechariah (5:9) alludes to the beauty and power of the stork's