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  • pigeon loft — noun a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept • Syn: ↑loft • Hypernyms: ↑shelter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pigeon keeping — is the art and science of breeding domestic pigeons. Mankind has practiced pigeon keeping for about 10,000 years in almost every part of the world. In that time, mankind has substantially altered the morphology and the behavior of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Pigeon post — is the use of homing pigeons to carry messages. As a method of communication, it is likely as old as the ancient Persians from whom the art of training the birds probably came. The Romans used pigeon messengers to aid their military over 2000… …   Wikipedia

  • Pigeon racing — For the bicycle company, see Flying Pigeon. Pigeon racing is the sport of releasing specially trained racing pigeons, which then return to their homes over a carefully measured distance. The time it takes the animal to cover the specified… …   Wikipedia

  • pigeon racing — ▪ sport also called  Pigeon Flying,         racing for sport the homing pigeon, a specialized variety developed through selective crossbreeding and training for maximum distance and speed in directed flight.       The earliest record of the… …   Universalium

  • pigeon — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ carrier, homing, racing (esp. BrE) ▪ clay (BrE) ▪ clay pigeon shooting … OF PIGEONS ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • loft — noun Loft is used before these nouns: ↑apartment, ↑bedroom, ↑conversion, ↑hatch, ↑ladder Loft is used after these nouns: ↑choir, ↑hay, ↑organ, ↑pigeon …   Collocations dictionary

  • loft — n. & v. n. 1 the space under the roof of a house, above the ceiling of the top floor; an attic. 2 a room over a stable, esp. for hay and straw. 3 a gallery in a church or hall (organ loft). 4 US an upstairs room. 5 a pigeon house. 6 Golf a a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loft — noun 1》 a room or storage space directly under the roof of a house or other building.     ↘a gallery in a church or hall.     ↘a large, open area in a warehouse or other large building that has been converted into living space.     ↘US part of a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • War pigeon — Pigeons have played an important role in wars for a long time. They were often used as military messengers, thanks to their homing ability, speed and altitude. Other uses were examined after World War II.Nineteenth centuryIn 1871 during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Homing pigeon — White Homing pigeon The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon derived from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia domestica) selectively bred to find its way home over extremely long distances.[1] The wild rock pigeon has an innate homing ability …   Wikipedia

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