from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name of the purple grackle, Quiscalus purpureus, an American passerine bird of the family Icteridæ and subfamily Quiscalinæ, common in the eastern United States: so called from its large size and dark color, which give it somewhat the appearance of a crow.
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The crow-blackbird, seized with a fit of indolence, drops its eggs in the cavity of a decayed branch.
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