Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The purple grackle, Quiscalus quiscula: so called in some parts of the United States.

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Examples

  • Well, I talked along to him till I worked 'round to shamin' him a little for havin 'to be christened settin' up on top a bean-arbor, same ez a crow-bird, which I told him the parson he wouldn't 'a' done ef he'd 'a' felt free to've left it undone.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • "Glad to hear it," said the rabbit, politely, and then he told about seeking his fortune, and all of a sudden a great big ugly crow-bird flew down out of a tall tree and made a dash for Mrs. Wren to eat her up.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

  • Well, I talked along to him till I worked 'round to shamin' him a little for havin 'to be christened settin' up on top a bean-arbor, same ez a crow-bird, which I told him the parson he wouldn't 'a' done ef he 'd' a 'felt free to 've left it undone.

    Sonny, a Christmas Guest

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