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  • noun Plural form of cushat.

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Examples

  • Almighty Allah in various tunes and tongues; turtles, mocking-birds, merles, nightingales, cushats and stone - curlews,3 whereat he marvelled in himself and was moved to mighty joy and solace.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Some cushats hide; others, instead of hiding, migrate at the same time as the swallow.

    The History of Animals

  • He sat down on the edge of the bench, and at once heard from within the melodious sound of lutes and other stringed instruments, and mirth-exciting voices singing and reciting, together with the song of birds warbling and glorifying Almighty Allah in various tunes and tonguess - turtles, mocking birds, merles, nightingales, cushats, and stone curlews - whereat he marveled in himself and was moved to mighty joy and solace.

    Tehran Winter

  • It was early in the evening, so I took my stick and daunered to the hay-shed (which was next to the planting) behind the stackyard, for I liked the noise of the wood, and would lie on the hay and listen to the scurry of the rabbits, the rippling note of the cushats in the tree-tops, and watch for the coming of the white owls that flitted among the trees.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • O my listeners, if I was there I was in the crows that flew down heavily and cawed as they picked up something that pleased them, in the wood-cushats that cooed in the trees, in the small birds that quarreled in the thatch of the house, and in the breeze that blew round -- the first breeze of the day.

    The King of Ireland's Son

  • They strolled on through the sweet May evening -- on beneath a great beech hanger, where cushats cooed softly among the green mast, and the air was musical with the sweet piping of thrushes and the caw of homing rooks.

    The Sign of the Spider

  • As soon as the cushats began to fly from the woods to the fields, and the hillsides were streaked with grey motes of light, Big

    The Romance of the Coast

  • He sat down on the edge of the bench, and at once heard from within the melodious sound of lutes and other stringed instruments, and mirth-exciting voices singing and reciting, together with the song of birds warbling and glorifying Almighty Allah in various tunes and tongues; turtles, mocking-birds, merles, nightingales, cushats and stone - curlews, [FN#3] whereat he marvelled in himself and was moved to mighty joy and solace.

    Arabian nights. English

  • No bad thing is a cold pigeon-pie, especially of cushats.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • By all means ride away into these woods, and lose yourself for half an hour among the cooing of cushats, and the shrill shriek of startled blackbirds, and the rustle of the harmless slow-worm among the last year's red beech-leaves.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

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