Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as heath-cock or heath-hen.

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Examples

  • Could you meet but with a martial phoca, instead of an unwarlike heath-bird. ''

    The Antiquary

  • And now — Och, Och, Ohellany, Ohonari! the glen is desolate, and the braw snoods and bonnets are gane, and the Saxon’s house stands dull and lonely, like the single bare-breasted rock that the falcon builds on — the falcon that drives the heath-bird frae the glen.”

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Could you meet but with a martial _phoca, _ instead of an unwarlike heath-bird. "

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • Could you meet but with a martial phoca, instead of an unwarlike heath-bird.”

    The Antiquary

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