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A small Asian swift whose nest, constructed from solidified saliva, is used to make Chinese bird's-nest soup.
- ‘The nest of one species, the edible-nest swiftlet (C. fuciphaga), is composed almost entirely of concentric layers of this salivary cement.’
- ‘The most highly valued are the nests from the Edible-nest Swiftlet (A. fuciphaga).’
- ‘When he reached the entrance, he saw thousands of edible-nest swiftlets nesting in the cave's dark recesses.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.