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reesetee commented on the word becasina
Snipes--very cool birds. :-)
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".
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
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