jackdaw

Part of speech: noun

A small European glossy black, crow like bird, often tamed.

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Usage examples "jackdaw":

  1. They and the fowls seemed excellent travellers, and after a long day's march would come up smiling, like the jackdaw of Rheims, " not a penny the worse." - "A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil", T. R. Swinburne.
  2. The train arrived, and out of it, looking much more like her old self than she had on the previous day, emerged Mrs. Parsons with the most extraordinary collection of bundles, he counted nine of them, to say nothing of a jackdaw in a cage. - "Love Eternal", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. I'll guard the front, and you keep your eyes on the hinder parts, though a jackdaw could scarcely win over these craigs. - "Salute to Adventurers", John Buchan.