What's the difference between awny and tawny?

Awny


Definition:

  • (a.) Having awns; bearded.

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Tawny


Definition:

  • (n.) Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion.

Example Sentences:

  • (1) While no clear effect could be seen on cage-orientated behaviour, the calls of the barn owl and tawny owl produced consistent increases in self-orientated, call-orientated and defensive behaviour indicating that these calls were recognised as belonging to predators.
  • (2) Casting a shadow upon them was a rabbit standing upright on its hind legs, and above him, on a shelf, sat two tawny owls, each mounted on a stump and standing around 20in high.
  • (3) The species of Centrorhynchus in the shrews may be Centrorhynchus aluconis, which is distributed widely in tawny owls, Strix aluco, in the United Kingdom.
  • (4) The little eagle (Haliaetus morphnoides) hunts from great heights and has no predators, whereas the tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) hunts from perches near the ground, is preyed upon, and frequently adopts an immobile camouflage posture.
  • (5) Encased in plastic bags like objects from a crime scene are a tawny owl, the dorsal fin of a sei whale, and a juvenile sparrowhawk that was hit by a car.
  • (6) As two-minute exposures to the tape-recorded calls of barn and tawny owls activate endogenous opioid-mediated analgesia mechanisms in laboratory mice, the behavioural effects of the calls of a variety of predator and nonpredator species were ethologically assessed.
  • (7) Tawny eyes look out from between sheets of tawny hair, the bright gaze and pointed face of a fox.
  • (8) Time course analysis revealed the analgesia induced by the Tawny Owl call to have a duration in excess of 40 min while the Barn Owl and Gull call-induced analgesias were much shorter lasting (approximately 10 min or less).
  • (9) Attempts to complete the sexual cycle of this mustelid parasite in a tawny owl, Strix aluco, are reported and the results discussed in the light of hypothetically likely sources of infection with muscular sarcosporidiosis for carnivores or omnivores, including man and other primates.
  • (10) The king of them all is Mount Mulanje, a 3,000m-high granite outcrop of forested slopes and tawny plateaux across 230 square miles of southern Malawi.
  • (11) Metomidate 1 per cent was administered intramuscularly as the sole anaesthetic agent on 22 occasions to seven tawny owls (Strix aluco).
  • (12) In the human and monkey eye, magnification at the far periphery is substantially smaller than at the posterior pole; in cat, rabbit, rat and mouse there is lesser reduction; in pigeon, tawny owl and starling magnification is closely similar at the far periphery and posterior pole.
  • (13) Data revealed that the calls of the Tawny Owl, Barn Owl and Common Gull all induced significant analgesia following exposure to 2 min of birdsong.
  • (14) Down the aisle I went, finding oaks, but only occasional ones, still in tawny leaf and marked by both bulk and scarcity.
  • (15) Look and listen out for The "twit-twoo" of tawny owls.
  • (16) On the other hand the Tawny Owl (Strix aluco L.) and Barn Owl (Tyto albo Scopoli) proved resistant to a massive experimental infection.
  • (17) As she loped off along the pavement a streak of tawny fur shot out from my driveway tumbling at her heels.
  • (18) A tawny fox emerged, scenting the air, its gaze fixed on the ibis, which, unaware, continued to feed.
  • (19) It is well known that Laennec gave cirrhosis its name from the Greek word kirrhos (tawny), in a brief footnote to his treatise De l'auscultation m├ędiate (1819), but the eponym "Laennec's cirrhosis" is rarely used in France.
  • (20) As a result of a surveillance programme in North-Germany, paramyxovirus-isolates of serogroup 1 with different pathogenicity were isolated from different species of feral birds (Black-headed gull, mallard, tawny owl, tree sparrow, mute swan).

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