Wings of a Sparrow

Dougie Brimson. If I had the wings of a sparrow If I had the arse of a crow I'd fly over L*t*n tomorrow And shit on the bastards below. Dedication This book is dedicated to the memory of Rob.

Author: Dougie Brimson

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781909270909

Category: Humor

Page: 118

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Rob Cooper, self-confessed football fanatic and editor of the United FC fanzine, Wings Of A Sparrow, returns from watching his team succumb to yet another defeat to discover that not only has he inherited an estate worth in excess of six million pounds, but that it has been left to him by an uncle he never knew he had.However, even as Rob is struggling to come to terms with these two bombshells, he is hit with another. For the estate contains ownership of an almost bankrupt professional football club. And the terms of the will are such that Rob will only receive his inheritance if he takes over the running of the club and manages to keep them going for the coming season. The problem is, the club concerned are the local and very bitter rivals of the club Rob and his family have passionately supported all their lives.But after wrestling with his conscience, and driven by his wife's desire for instant wealth, he accepts the challenge with a promise to the United faithful that he will do whatever he can to ensure that whilst his new club might survive, its supporters are about to experience the most depressing season in their history!And so, in the full glare of the media spotlight, he sets out to do what most football fans could only ever dream about; humiliate their local rivals. The trouble is, it just doesn't work out like that!

Broken Wing Sparrow

The small bird, a sparrow, perched itselfon the dock pole near where I was standing. It was hurt. I could see blood splatter on one of its wings. Its wing was broken. I reached out to help it, but it looked at me as ifit were scared.

Author: Mary Buford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491736135

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

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Fr. Lance Tomas was the ideal flawless priest, who’s youthfulness and personality gained him favor in a small Wisconsin town; that is, until an act of God took his memory away, and being a priest, or himself was more of a challenge than a lifestyle. Taking the necessary small steps to regain who he was, Fr Lance Tomas goes on a journey, of his past, the priesthood, and his region; now seeing an entirely new world; instead of pleasantries and smiles; he now sees a world in need of God. Now more determined than ever to regain his knowledge of the priesthood, he struggles with his own thoughts & questions, while befriending a rosary maker, single mother named Tammy. He finds her to be a part of his past, his present, and his future. He soon realizes that he is drawn to her, almost attracted in away, to her religious views and enjoyable personality. Will he be forced to choose between her, the priesthood... or with the stroke of the Pope’s pen, will he be able to have both?

Wings of Shadow

Sparrow frowned, still edging slowly after him. “Bath?” she asked in confusion, trying to piece together the bird's frantic thoughts. Then she heard a splash. Sparrow stumbled forward, stubbing her toe painfully on something round and ...

Author: Nicki Pau Preto

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534466036

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 640

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In the heart-stopping finale to the Crown of Feathers trilogy, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Veronyka must face her most devastating enemy yet: her own sister. I had a sister, once… ​Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daughter of Pheronia Ashfire, the last queen of the Golden Empire…and the niece of Avalkyra Ashfire, the resurrected rebel queen who tore the empire apart. We shone brightly, burned fiercely. Now that the secret is out, everyone at the Eyrie treats Veronyka differently, and with Tristan still a hostage of the scheming Lord Rolan—and Sev with him as a spy—Veronyka feels very much alone. Except for her beloved phoenix, Xephyra, of course, and her new friend, Kade, who has his own reasons for wanting to save Tristan. Was it always going to come down to this? Sister against sister? Darkness against light? Veronyka is determined to do whatever it takes to get Tristan back, even if that means revealing her identity to the world and inheriting a throne she’s not sure she wants. But when she discovers that Avalkyra has bonded with a strix—a legendary creature of darkness that feeds off the life force of others—Veronyka realizes she has more to deal with than an encroaching war with the empire. Val is willing to destroy everything to get her revenge on a world that rejected her, and if Veronyka wants to bring peace to the empire and Pyra alike, she must face down her sister once and for all. The world began with Ashfire queens…perhaps they will also be its destruction.

Sparrow and the Dagger

His fingers found the wings. Sparrow's wings. They were real. Not a family heirloom. Not some trinket. The immortal wings of the Guardian of the Third Gate. She had given them to him. Because she'd loved him.

Author: A.M. Yates

Publisher: A.M. Yates

ISBN: 9781943746132

Category: Fiction


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Seventeen-year-old Aes has lived his entire life in backwater-central, Horizon Banks, Nebraska. Where nothing new happens. Ever. Until a couple of mysterious strangers show up. Now the drowsy streets of his small town are vanishing, literally, before his eyes. He's haunted by dreams about living another life, in another world. The hot-and-cold daughter of the mayor tries to stab him, but she doesn't know why. Not to mention the birds... Whatever's going on, one thing's for sure, if Aes doesn't find a way out of his small town, it'll kill him. Keywords: young adult books, young adults books, teen books, teen romance books, romance, fantasy, ya fantasy books, young adult fantasy books, young adult romance books

Wings in a Wounded Sky

The old sparrow let out a chirp in preparation. “What are the secrets the prince and princess discovered, Ogg-girl?” Rae chewed her lip, unsure if she should reveal it to the sparrows just yet. “They're going to find out soon enough ...

Author: Kathryn Rossati

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN: PKEY:6610000346851

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 198

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While orphaned Ogg, Rae, dreams of being able to socialise with humans, she doesn't expect to be welcomed into the home of two complete strangers. When she learns they're from another land and have no idea that humans are supposed to fear and hate Oggs, she begins to settle down and count them as family. But when the mysterious phenomena that brought them there - great gashes in the sky that cause dramatic shifts within Culmina's landscape - suddenly get more frequent, the situation soon threatens Rae's new-found way of life. Discovering that the cause is the war between the Fae and the Dragon-people, who live on floating cities high above the clouds, she vows to put an end to it to save those she loves. To do so, she must team up with the sassy ninth princess of the dragon-people, the down-trodden third prince of the Fae, and Max, a fellow orphan and hot-air balloon enthusiast. But when prejudice runs high and time is running out, can she get them to work together?

Of Wings Warbles and Wondrous Whims

KEY ATTRIBUTES/CHARACTERS: Paddyeld Pipit: The wing paern resembles a Sparrow with more rufous and brown markings. The two coloured bill and cream brow are disnct, and so is the typical hurried gait, with sudden intermient pauses and ...

Author: Pradnya Gharpure, Ravikumar Dumpala

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9798887336787

Category: Nature

Page: 372

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Ever woke up to the melodious concert of the Magpie Robin or the shrill call of the Kingfisher? Have you heard the tireless Brainfever Bird’s voice ringing the woods all through the rainy season or the herald of the Pied Cuckoo as the rains begin? Ever been enchanted by the gorgeous Paradise Flycatcher on a brook-walk? Then you’re in for an avi-musing ride! Get ready for a marvelous journey with the curious avians, who would be ready to amuse you with their playful ways. We present this book as a tool for nature lovers and budding birders to make friends with the enchanters with wings – the birds! Crafted carefully with over 250 pictures and reader-friendly, anecdotal depictions of over 100 winged wonders from Central India, this collection is your perfect companion for your next nature walk or just a leisure read about avifauna! So, are you ready to meet the plethora of feathered pals?

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

Wings show two narrow buffy bars. Underparts mostly buff streaked dusky on breast and flanks. Adult A. m. macgillivraii — MacGillivray's Seaside Sparrow: Very similar to maritimus; many individuals cannot be safely differentiated.

Author: James D. Rising

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408135198

Category: Nature

Page: 379

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A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status

Advanced Logo

STORE "SPARROW [EATS WORMS CAN FLY HAS [WINGS FEATHERS] ISA BIRD] I have deliberately stored some common bird properties with individual birds. Thus ELINOR's memory will look like this: ?SHOW.ALL BREADTH or DEPTH first?

Author: Michael Friendly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317766780

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

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Advanced Logo shows how LOGO can be used as a vehicle to promote problem solving skills among secondary students, college students, and instructors. The book demonstrates the wide range of educational domains that can be explored through LOGO including generative grammars, physical laws of motion and mechanics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and calculus.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Sparrows REPRESENTATIVE SONORAN DESERT SPECIES : Rufous - winged Sparrow ( Aimophila carpalis ) Rufous - crowned ... Rufous - winged Sparrow : Pale gray below , brown wings with some rust , underparts brown above with small rusty spot ...

Author: Arizona-Sonora Desert Mus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520219805

Category: Nature

Page: 676

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"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert provides the most complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information ever compiled and is a perfect introduction to this biologically rich desert of North America."--BOOK JACKET.

Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow

Similar sexual size dimorphism has been reported for many native sparrow populations. Significant sexual size dimorphism in body mass, wing length, and/or tail length has been reported for several large samples of sparrows obtained ...

Author: Ted R. Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190293901

Category: Science

Page: 560

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After the chicken, the House Sparrow is the most widely distributed bird species in the world, occurring on all continents except Antarctica and on most human-inhabited islands. Although its Latin name is Passer domesticus, it is certainly not domesticated. In fact, it is widely regarded as a pest species and is consequently not protected in most of its extensive range. This combination of ubiquity and minimal legal protection has contributed to its wide use in studies by avian biologists throughout the world. The purpose of this book is to review and summarize the results of these global studies on House Sparrows, and to provide a springboard for future studies on the species. House Sparrows have been used to study natural selection in introduced species, circadian rhythms, and the neuroendocrine control of the avian annual cycle. One current question of considerable interest concerns the catastrophic House Sparrow population declines in several urban centers in Europe. Is the House Sparrow a contemporary canary in the mine? Other topics of broad interest include the reproductive and flock-foraging strategies of sparrows, and sexual selection and the function of the male badge in the species. Anderson also explores the role of the House Sparrow in disease transmission to humans and their domesticated animals.