Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of whisky jack (gray jay, Canada jay).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gray jay common in northern sections and western mountainous parts of North America; the Canada jay, Perisoreus canadensis, related to P. infaustus of northern Europe; the moose-bird. See cut under Perisoreus.

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Examples

  • The men were up in the woods, and the shrill scream of the bluejay flashing across the open, the impudent chatter of the red squirrel from the top of the grub camp, and the pert chirp of the whisky-jack, hopping about on the rubbish-heap, with the long, lone cry of the wolf far down the valley, only made the silence felt the more.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

  • With his knife he dug out the papers which he had concealed in that whisky-jack hole.

    The Honor of the Big Snows

  • "The fiend himself has got into my cabin, and for three days I've had nothing but snow and a raw whisky-jack!"

    The Honor of the Big Snows

  • I did not see the track or sign of any living thing save a single whisky-jack, but even he was shy and kept well out of range.

    The Long Labrador Trail

  • The men were up in the woods, and the shrill scream of the blue jay flashing across the open, the impudent chatter of the red squirrel from the top of the grub camp, and the pert chirp of the whisky-jack, hopping about on the rubbish-heap, with the long, lone cry of the wolf far down the valley, only made the silence felt the more.

    Black Rock: a Tale of the Selkirks

  • That whisky-jack will remain with me until I die, for when I ate him I forgot to take out his insides! "

    The Honor of the Big Snows

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