Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jay; especially, the common blue jay of the United States.
- n. A stupid person; a country simpleton; a hay-seed: same as jay, 3 .
“Congratulations again to Stevie Mac, that annoying little kid who keeps telling all & sundry that Dr. James Hansen, PhD, NASA/GISS Dir. of Planetary Studies, Keeper and Protector of AGW Relics & Holies, is naked as a jay-bird.”
“The katydid led off with a trombone solo; the cricket chimed in with his E. flat cornet; the bumblebee played on his violoncello, and the jay-bird, laughed with his piccolo.”
“I crep up the bank just now, said Kentuck one day, in a breathless state of excitement, and dern my skin if he was nt a talking to a jay-bird as was a sittin on his lap.”
“Dick Baker's Cat" was one of these, the jay-bird and acorn story in "A Tramp Abroad" was another.”
“Little Billie was playin 'near us, for Mitch was makin' him a little onion bed, and Dick was ridin 'Little Billie on his shoulder, and he was as gay as a jay-bird and singin'.”
“The voices lessened in the distance, and a jay-bird which had screamed lustily at their approach turned his attention once more to Sydney, and found her still standing, bridle in hand.”
“To see a dead jay-bird, denotes domestic unhappiness and many vicissitudes.”
“To dream of a jay-bird, foretells pleasant visits from friends and interesting gossips.”
“To catch a jay-bird, denotes pleasant, though unfruitful, tasks.”
“Girlie won't have any more idea of what I'm talking about than a jay-bird.”
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