from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of small woodpecker; the flicker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The flicker; -- called also high-hole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as highhole.


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  • A red-shafted flicker flew across the vale and called, "Zwick-ah! zwick-ah!" and then pealed out his loud call just like the eastern yellow-shafted high-holder.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • He is about the size of our common flicker, or high-holder, which bird, with robins, pigeons, and others of similar size, is his favorite game.

    Nature's Serial Story

  • Listen, and you will hear at this moment the song of bluebird, robin, both song and fox sparrow, phoebe, blue jay, high-holder, and crow -- that is, if you can call the notes of the last two birds a song. "

    Nature's Serial Story


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