Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The golden-winged woodpecker or flicker, Colaptes auratus.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Under unusual circumstances it still does the usual thing, wherefore the highhole perforating the ice-house is guilty of lunacy — of unreason, in short.

    The Other Animals

  • When the highhole perforated the ice-house and let out the sawdust, you called him a lunatic ....

    The Other Animals

  • He tells of the highhole that repeatedly drills through the clap-boards of an empty house in a vain attempt to find a thickness of wood deep enough in which to build its nest.

    Revolution, and Other Essays

  • When the highhole perforated the icehouse and let out the sawdust, you called him a lunatic

    Revolution, and Other Essays

  • Under unusual circumstances it still does the usual thing, wherefore the highhole perforating the ice-house is guilty of lunacy -- of unreason, in short.

    Revolution, and Other Essays

  • I have seen a sharp-shinned hawk pick up a highhole from the turf in a twinkling under just such conditions.

    The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers

  • Pages 31, 79, 95: Retained inconsistent spellings of highhole/high-hole.

    The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers

  • A highhole alights on the ground in full view in the orchard twenty yards away, and, spying my motionless figure, pauses and regards me long and intently.

    The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers

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  • It's a bird.

    January 3, 2013