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Sora \So"ra\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A North American rail ( Porzana Carolina) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate-colored. Called also American rail, Carolina rail, Carolina crake, common rail, sora rail, soree, meadow chicken, and orto.

King sora, the Florida gallinule.


''' Orto ''' is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.

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To be beaten for laziness, orto disobey their lawful masters in any way, was to earn thepermanent disfavour of the gods, for below slave was onlyanimal.