Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of garefowl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See garefowl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Another spelling of gare-fowl.

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Examples

  • And then we shall not be sorry because we cannot get a Gairfowl to stuff, much less find gairfowl enough to drive them into stone pens and slaughter them, as the old Norsemen did, or drive them on board along a plank till the ship was victualled with them, as the old English and French rovers used to do, of whom dear old Hakluyt tells: but we shall remember what Mr. Tennyson says: how

    The Water Babies

  • And then we shall not be sorry because we cannot get a Gairfowl to stuff, much less find gairfowl enough to drive them into stone pens and slaughter them, as the old Norsemen did, or drive them on board along a plank till the ship was victualled with them, as the old English and French rovers used to do, of whom dear old

    The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

  • And then we shall not be sorry because we cannot get a Gairfowl to stuff, much less find gairfowl enough to drive them into stone pens and slaughter them, as the old

    The Water-Babies

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  • An important character in Charles Kingsley's novel, Water Babies, 1937, is the Last of the Gairfowl, an ancient female Great Auk who advises Tom on his journey.

    January 30, 2008

  • Also garefowl
    Another name for the now extinct Great Auk

    January 30, 2008