woodcock

Part of speech: noun

A small game- bird.

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Usage examples "woodcock":

  1. In 1710 it was still possible to shoot woodcock in Regent Street. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. " Now, look here, William Van Beuren; your guests did shoot woodcock on Mrs. Ascott's land-" " They're migratory birds, confound it!" - "The Firing Line", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. Why is a dun like a woodcock? - "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1", Edward William Cole.