A pelican is a bird of the family Pelecanidae. Species Pelecanus occidentalis Pelecanus thagus Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanus crispus Pelecanus rufescens Pelecanus philippensis Pelecanus conspicillatus A pelican is any of several very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. ...
pelican, ancient A term of respect and admiration rendered to a revered, accomplished, experienced professional aviator, normally one with 5000 hours or more of flying, and noted for unparalleled airmanship. The term "ancient pelican" was notably used in referring to the lead character, Dan Roman, at the closing of The High and the Mighty, Ernest K. Gann's classic story of bravery and resolve. This book was made into a 1954 movie screenplay, with John Wayne playing that lead role. See also the website of The American Society of Ancient Pelicans http://www.valleyflyingclub.com/ancientpelican/]]
a possible misspelling of Pelikan, a human surname
Pelikan, a German manufacturer of writing equipment
an antiquated nickname for an inhabitant of Gibraltar
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Category: Disambiguation The High and the Mighty is a 1954 disaster movie released through Warner Brothers. ... The Pelican Accessories logo. ... Pelican is a four-piece instrumental band hailing from Chicago, Illinois, who have since relocated to Los Angeles. ... Post-metal is a music genre describable as a mixture between the genres of post-rock and metal, with its roots in progressive rock and industrial music. ... Penguin Books is a British publisher founded in 1935 by Allen Lane. ... Pelican cases are molded plastic containers that seal perfectly, with an airtight and watertight gasket. ... Control panel at a pelican crossing A pelican crossing, (from Pelicon crossing: PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled crossing, a synonymous term) is a type of pedestrian crossing. ... The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070) is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. ... The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. ... A student newspaper is a newspaper run by students of a university, high school, or middle school. ... // Pelicans is an ice hockey team in the top professional Finnish ice hockey league SM-liiga. ... Pelikan or PelikÃ¡n is a European surname. ... Pelikan Logo Pelikan is a German manufacturer of fine fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipment, accredited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method even though such piston fillers had existed well before Pelikans coming. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...
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