from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A simplified spelling of pheasant.
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"Cap'n, suh, you means me an 'Lily is headed west wid de red fezant gen'men?"
Of the partridge and fezant we killed great store with bow and arrowes: in this place at the harborough mouth we found great store of cod.
'At fat boy wid de red fezant is de one whut had de gin hiccoughs. "
"I's de po'teh fo 'de blue fezant boys -- dis heah Mysterious Mecca business.