- n. an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
“You'd have done better if you was a bird-scarer, like Hodge.”
“S 'far as that do go," said John, "I were mostly a bird-scarer.”
“One feels their loneliness, monotony, and desolation on many days, sometimes even when it is not wet, and I here recall an amusing encounter with a bird-scarer during one of these dreary spells.”
“One day, near West Knoyle, I came upon a vast company of rooks busily engaged on a ploughed field where everything short of placing a bird-scarer on the ground had been done to keep the birds off.”
“For instance, you can buy a bird-scarer to keep pigeons off your porch, a pricey home theater system to pump up your tunes, or color-coded cable organizers to sort out the mess behind your desk.”
“Now computer science students at the University of South Florida have improved on this classic bird-scarer, and made the ghosts of L. Frank Baum and Ray Bolger very happy: they’ve given a scarecrow a brain.”
“a fine strong figure, remarkably well dressed for a bird-scarer.”
“30 The best bird-scarer is free, biodegradable and very, very, quiet.”
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