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Re: Vulture warm up

Drying the wings and baking-off bacteria are also
possibilities. This posture is termed the
"horaltic pose".

The dictionary defines "horal" as "pertaining to an hour or hours; hourly."
I wonder what they had in mind here... maybe the outstretched wings
reminded someone of a bird imitating a clock face. ;-)

Unless... they were referring to the Israeli round dance, the "hora." I
could see that, too.

My first assumption on seeing the word was that it was derived from the Egyptian hawk-god Horus/Hera/Heru