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- n. the red grouse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The moor cock, or red grouse. See grouse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Scotch moor-cock, red-grouse, or red-game, Lagopus scoticus. Also garcock.
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The red grouse, gorcock, or moor-cock, weighs about nineteen ounces, and the female somewhat less.
High as such places are, on one of them a young gorcock was stricken down by a hawk close to our feet.
The gorcock unalarmed crows among the moors and mosses -- the blackbird whistles in the birken shaw -- and the cony erects his ears at the mouth of his burrow, and whisks away frolicsome among the whins or heather.