Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of old-world partridges, sometimes giving name to a subfamily Caccabinæ; the typical rock-partridges.

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Examples

  • For the Shinnár (caccabis) or magnificent partridge of Midian as large as a pheasant, see Midian

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They affect Rims cars, out of the way, heavy rhymes: e.g. here Sakáríj (plur. of Sakrúj, platters, porringers); Tayáhíj (plur. of Tayhúj, the smaller caccabis-partridge); Tabáhíj (Persian Tabahjah, an me et or a stew of meat, onions, eggs, etc.)

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Shinnár164 (caccabis), a partridge as large as a pheasant, and flavoured exactly like the emigrant from Phasis.

    The Land of Midian

  • “Shinnár” is also applied to a partridge, but I am unable to distinguish the species — caccabis, Desert partridge,

    The Land of Midian

  • The head is black, as in the C. melanocephala of Abyssinia, and the legs and feet are red like the smaller “Greek” caccabis that inhabits the Hismá; the male birds have no spurs, and they are but little larger than their mates.

    The Land of Midian

  • [EN#6] In Sinai "Shinnár" is also applied to a partridge, but I am unable to distinguish the species -- caccabis, Desert partridge,

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • Shinnár [EN#6] (caccabis), a partridge as large as a pheasant, and flavoured exactly like the emigrant from Phasis.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • The head is black, as in the C. melanocephala of Abyssinia, and the legs and feet are red like the smaller "Greek" caccabis that inhabits the

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • We breakfasted upon the Khuraytah crest; and Mr. Clarke set out to shoot the fine red-legged "Greek" partridges (caccabis) that haunt the hilltops, whilst the rest of us marched with the caravan to the nearest camping-ground.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • For the Shinnár (caccabis) or magnificent partridge of Midian as large as a pheasant, see

    Arabian nights. English

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