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  • noun Alternative form of killdeer.


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  • When, later, woodcock seek its margins, gray snipe, kill-deer, mud-hens, and plovers its narrow fens, the scythe will rest in the half-mown field while its wielder "takes a crack at 'em."

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • Indeed, I learned that the young patroon himself had gone to Heldeberg to arm his tenantry, and I knew that when Stephen Van Rensselaer took alarm it was not at the idle whistling of a kill-deer plover.

    The Reckoning

  • Lee, the Jersey kill-deer, I've finished him, you rascal; you'll never see him more.

    Sheppard Lee

  • Farewell, then, you poor miserable Sheppard Lee! you ragamuffin! you poor wretched shote! you half-starved old sand-field Jersey kill-deer! you vagabond! you beggar! you Dicky Dout, with the wrong place in your upper story! you are now a gentleman and a man of substance, and a happy dog into the bargain.

    Sheppard Lee

  • “The devil take the fence, and that Jersey kill-deer that keeps it in such bad order!”

    Sheppard Lee

  • My boyfriend/partner took Maddie and Marlee out for a closer inspection of the kill-deer nest at my house.

    Fort Frances Times Online -

  • Later, Maddie was telling Grandma about the miracle she had seen and explained about the baby kill-deer; and there was still going to be 3 more miracles that night!

    Fort Frances Times Online -

  • I already had marked a kill-deer nest, but today when I was planning to go around it, I noticed it was gone.

    Fort Frances Times Online -

  • These are the same colors as the dry prairie earth and short late summer grasses of central Ontario in Canada, where I’d seen a kill-deer just a few weeks before.

    A Year on the Wing

  • (the miracles are the kill-deer babies she had seen hatching).

    Fort Frances Times Online -


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