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  • n. A young bird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young bird.

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  • The familiar little brown birdie that pecks up crumbs in our streets should have been invested with some endearing and homely quality, and a vice might have been more safely settled on the shoulders of the robin, as a rare visitant, and, by-the-by, a most quarrelsome tike of a bird. But the sparrow, poor birdikin is a proof that a name is a reality; he is a victim of sound, and owes a perpetual infamy to the inexorable requirements of rhyme.
    --D'Arcy W. Thompson, 1868, Wayside Thoughts, p.

    December 19, 2008

  • ". . . having been hunting all day, the hunger mother had returned with her prey to her wide-mouthed birdikins."
    --W. M. Thackeray, 1861, Lovel the Widower, p. 99

    December 19, 2008