Definitions

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  • n. The red grouse.

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

  • n. male red grouse

Etymologies

moor +‎ cock (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The moorcock that craws on the brows of Ben-Connal,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • You would like it, tramping knee-deep in the heather, to see the moorcock rise whirring at your feet; you would like to set sail with the fisher folk after the silver herring.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • After climbing up and down one or two heights, occasionally startling the moorcock and ptarmigan from their heathery coverts, we saw the valley of Loch Con, while in the middle of the plain on the top of the mountain we had ascended was a sheet of water which we took to be Loch Ackill.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2

  • She could listen to the surf in the storm, and the ripple in the calm, to the cry of the gull and the wh-r-r of the moorcock; pull wild thyme, and pick up rose-tinted shells and perforated stones; and watch shyly her hardy cottar servants cutting peats and tying up flax, and even caught snatches of their rude Border lore of raid and foray under doughty

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  • After climbing up and down one or two heights, occasionally startling the moorcock and ptarmigan from their heathery coverts, we saw the valley of Loch Con; while in the middle of the plain on the top of the mountain we had ascended, was a sheet of water which we took to be Loch Ackill.

    Views a-foot

  • Not that Mr. H---- was a sportsman; but that it afforded his wife great pleasure to inform her guests, that a certain moorcock was killed by her dear Fabian, or that he had caught the pike which then graced their table, for, she would add complacently, her Fabian was well aware that she took great delight in eating the game taken by his skillful hand.

    The Home in the Valley

  • In the flood, round the moorcock dashes under the billow;

    Poems Chiefly from Manuscript

  • I should think something will happen — Sir Bingo is a sure shot at a moorcock.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • "Oh, oh! the dark, the dark, and never more the sun shining on the bonny blooms of dark Darruach, never mair the white lambs running, and the gleam on the wing of the moorcock.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

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