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- n. Plural form of capercailzie.
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But these species still linger in some portion of the British isles; whereas the large capercailzies, or wood grouse, formerly natives of the pine forests of Ireland and Scotland, have been destroyed within the last fifty years.
It is difficult to separate the struggle for food and foothold from the struggle for mates, and it seems clearest to include here the battles of the stags and the capercailzies, or the extraordinary lek of the blackcock, showing off their beauty at sunrise on the hills.
Castle, announcing her departure for Baden with Mr. Armstrong, who was going to shoot capercailzies in the Black Forest.
Saturday, and mother had sold bilberries, and capercailzies, and three pounds of wool.
I guess those trees will be ready pretty near as soon as the capercailzies are ready for them. "
"It's too early to shoot capercailzies," he said; "but I daresay I shall find something to do.