Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of hoopoo.

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Examples

  • It swarmed with sand-antelope and Gurnuk: the ground-squirrels haunted every ant-hill, hoopoos and spur-fowls paced among the thickets, in the trees we heard the frequent cry of the Gobiyan and the bird facetiously termed from its cry “Dobo-dogon-guswen,” and the bright-coloured hawk, the Abodi or Bakiyyah29, lay on wing high in the cloudless air.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • On the telegraph wire are butcher birds, hoopoos, kingfishers, and a vivid blue bird a little like a jay, the roller bird I believe.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • Gurnuk: the ground-squirrels haunted every ant-hill, hoopoos and spur - fowls paced among the thickets, in the trees we heard the frequent cry of the Gobiyan and the bird facetiously termed from its cry "Dobo-dogon - guswen," and the bright-coloured hawk, the Abodi or Bakiyyah [29], lay on wing high in the cloudless air.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

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