Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gallinaceous bird of the genus Galloperdix. There are several Indian and Ceylonese species. See cut under Galloperdix.

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Examples

  • The dew hung in large diamonds from the coffee trees, the spur-fowl crew blithely in the bushes by the way-side: — briefly, never did the face of

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • Patches of this plant situated on moist ground at the foot of hills, are favourite places with sand antelope, spur-fowl and other game.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • The red spur-fowl (_Galloperdix spadicea_) is perhaps the most abundant game bird of the Nilgiris.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • It abounds in hares, and in a large description of spur-fowl [22]; the beautiful little sand antelope, scarcely bigger than an English rabbit

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • In revenge, I did considerable havoc amongst the spur-fowl, who proved equally good for sport and the pot, besides knocking over a number of old crows, whose gall the Arab soldiers wanted for collyrium.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • In revenge, I did considerable havoc amongst the spur-fowl, who proved equally good for sport and the pot, besides knocking over a number of old crows, whose gall the Arab soldiers wanted for collyrium. 24 Beyond us lay Warabalay or Hyaenas’ hill25: we did not visit it, as all its tenants had been driven away by the migration of the Nomads.

    First footsteps in East Africa

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