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  • n. dovecote

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  • Beyond it was what Jamie referred to as "the doocot"; or so I assumed, from the assorted pigeons that were fluttering in and out of the pierced-work opening at the top of the building.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • For doos, there's the doocot; there will be poultry amang the tenants, though Luckie Chirnside says she has paid the kain twice ower.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • For doos, there‚Äôs the doocot; there will be poultry amang the tenants, though Luckie Chirnside says she has paid the kain twice ower.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

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  • (n): Scottish term for dovecote, a building, structure, or group of structures for the housing of doves or pigeons. Nesting birds therein and their eggs were formerly used as an historical food source in many cultures.

    cf: columbarium, Columba, pigeonhole.

    January 11, 2009