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  • -- And when his daughter Bertha meets me I ask, "Who is that little black-head?"

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12 Various

  • This was decidedly the best day we had had, and the score was as follows: Charles, nineteen canvas-back, eleven teal, three geese and twelve red-head, mallard and black duck; Theodoric brought in sixty-five birds -- canvas-back, red-head, sprig-tail and black-head;

    Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches George Paul Goff

  • A shot at mallard, black-head, butter-duck, loon, wild goose, or blue-winged teal, as they follow the river's winds northward in the spring-time, will stop the ploughs furrowing its fertile bottoms as far as its echoes roll around mountain-juts, and cause the hands that held the lines to grasp old-fashioned rifles for a chance at the winged passers.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885 Various

  • Hammurabi's code, the most ancient known, says "Anna and Bel called me, Hammurabi the exalted prince, the worshiper of the gods; to cause justice to prevail in the land, to destroy the wicked, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak, to go forth like the sun over the black-head race, to enlighten the land, and to further the welfare of the people."

    The Negro 1915

  • Master black-head and his mate are partial to the scrub oaks for nesting sites.

    Birds of the Rockies 1896

  • And the black-head race (Accadian) I have governed.

    Chaldea From the Earliest Times to the Rise of Assyria 1879


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  • Term from Shetland for the powit-gull.

    May 13, 2011

  • Powit-gull is also a nickname; the bird's common name is Black-Headed Gull. :-)

    May 14, 2011