from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the birds (a sort of wild goose) which, in Cyrano de Bergerac's “Comic History of the Moon” (1649), are represented as drawing thither the chariot of the Spanish adventurer Dominique Gonzales.


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  • I looked into the tale of the ganza

    (Not quite a research bonanza):

    A goose most bizarre,

    And too silly by far

    For matter of more than a stanza.

    June 18, 2014