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keep the stork flying

 and keep the stork busy
Rur. to have lots of children. Sally's pregnant again, with their sixth. They sure do keep the stork flying! Grandma and grandpa kept the stork flying. I've got ten aunts and uncles.
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visit from the stork

Fig. a birth. (According to legend, babies are brought to their parents by a stork.) I hear that Maria is expecting a visit from the stork. The young couple had a visit from the stork.
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storked

mod. pregnant. She got herself good and storked. Now what?
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visit from the stork

n. the birth of a baby. The last visit from the stork was in March.
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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are about 350,000 pairs of white storks (Ciciona ciciona) worldwide.
BIRDS of a computer-animated feather flock together in Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland's lightweight family adventure where the gift of parenthood comes from cloudless blue skies courtesy of storks, who deliver baby boys and girls to tearful parents.
Storks offers a cute vision of childbirth storks (U) .
of childbirth storks (U) BIRDS of a computer-animated feather flock together in Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland's lightweight family adventure where the gift of parenthood comes from cloudless blue skies courtesy of storks, who deliver baby boys and girls to tearful parents.
Our stork heroes, led by Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg at his most geewhiz unironic and benign), once zipped through the skies toting babies in their beaks, the infants encased in what look like miniature space capsules.
White storks are among a growing number of migratory species that have changed their behavior due to human influences and global environmental change.
A NEW study shows that the glorious annual migration of white storks from Europe to Africa is being disrupted by the birds' growing addiction to junk food in the garbage dumps below their flight path.
Fluor did not reveal the terms of the takeover other than to say it agreed to purchase 100% of Storks shares from U.
Covering thousands of kilometers from the Africa as of March, the storks reach Turkey and other European countries to pass the winter.
THE story about storks delivering babies has become reality at Redcar's Kirkleatham Owl Centre.
Other water birds coexisting with oriental white storks included white spoonbills Platalea leucorodia common crane Grus grus white crane Grus leucogeranus grey heron Ardea cinerea spotted redshank Tringa erythropus and great crested grebe Podiceps cristatus.
Marabou storks are one of the most commonly held birds in zoos, but the captive population faces challenges related to high mortality.
Photographs published after its capture show that in addition to the satellite transmitter used to track the migratory route of storks from Europe to Africa and back, it also had rings on its leg used to identify wildlife.
This is the second such case after 20 oriental white storks were found dead and another 13 poisoned earlier this month in north China's Tianjin Municipality.