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chained_bear commented on the word becasina
"'And yet that dear boy José, whose uncle is a great shot, told me that the snipe—becasina, Gallinago gallinago—the same bird as ours—was the very first of breeding birds that come down here on migration.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen, 258
March 28, 2008
sionnach commented on the word becasina
Which suggests an origin for the title word in de Maupassant's "Comtes de la Becasse", which I had always mentally translated as "Tales from the Hunt".
reesetee commented on the word becasina
Snipes--very cool birds. :-)
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