goose

Part of speech: noun

A web- footed bird, larger than a duck and smaller than a swan.

Part of speech: noun

A tailors' smoothing- iron.

Part of speech: noun

A silly creature; ninny.

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Usage examples "goose":

  1. She liked Mr. Palliser, and therefore had no objection; but she declared to herself that her cousin was a goose for her pains. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  2. It's as loose as a goose! - "The Galaxy Primes", Edward Elmer Smith.
  3. It was a large bird, but many hands make light work; that is, as far as getting the feathers off the goose was concerned. - "Down the Columbia", Lewis R. Freeman.