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  • n. The pileated woodpecker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pileated woodpecker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pileated woodpecker of North America, Hylotomus or CeophlÅ“us pileatus, more fully called black log-cock.


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  • He killed them all, tasting the brains again, and hunted the tree over for the father bird, the great black logcock that makes the wilderness ring with his tattoo.

    Wilderness Ways

  • But the logcock heard claws on the bark and flew to another tree, making a great commotion in the darkness as he blundered along, but not knowing what it was that had startled him.

    Wilderness Ways

  • It was the logcock, or pileated woodpecker, a rare bird anywhere, and one I had never seen before on the old farm.

    Time and Change

  • Minnetares of Fort de Prarie. we had our venison fleeced and exposed in the sun on pole to dry. the dove the black woodpecker, the lark woodpecker, the logcock, the prarie lark, sandhill crain, prarie hen with the short and pointed tail, the robin, a speceis of brown plover,

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806


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  • Have you ever watched one of these critters? Sure, it's vaguely obscene, but it's a perfect description of how they move along trees! You see? :-)

    December 9, 2007

  • ...Wow... that's really an... interesting... nickname... for a bird...

    December 8, 2007

  • Nickname for Pileated and Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers.

    December 7, 2007