from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The green woodpecker, Gecinus viridis. See highhoe.
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The laughing-bird (whose note can only be compared to the ha! ha! ha! of a hearty laughing companion) was the first to salute the explorers in the morning.
"Pooh! it is but the great kingfisher, the laughing-bird of the