from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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The cow-blackbird, it is true, executes a certain guttural performance with its throat -- though apparently emanating from a gastric source -- which some ornithologists dignify by the name of "song."
Every boy who lives in the country knows the cow-bird, cow-blackbird, or cow-bunting, for it is called by all these names.