from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa grisola: so called from its habit of perching on posts.
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Today I read that Egypt is slaughtering 35,000 pigs in hopes to stem the spread of this virus ... and suddenly the high-concept of a post-bird flu Poultry Prohibition seems considerably less ridiculous or unbelievable.
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