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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Australian rail (Hypotænidia Phillipensis); -- called also pectoral rail.
  • n. the corncrake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The corn-crake, Crex pratensis: distinguished from water-rail.
  • n. A general name for any member of the rail family that, like the New Zealand weka rail, frequents uplands instead of marshes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields

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