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- 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.
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.
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. "