from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Plural form of
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He came round that evening and hewed down an apple-tree under the light of the moon to make room for the maybird-run, and in the morning he brought a large roll of wire-netting, and the next day he built a wooden house, and the day after that he brought his five maybirds, and the day after that he came round and asked for some cinders.
Then he gave me a bag of food, which he said was particularly efficacious for maybirds, and produced his bill.
Unless a great improvement is manifested in the New Year I have decided to butter the maybirds with arsenic and place them in the outhouse too.
But I can see no justification whatever for keeping maybirds, for they are neither useful nor beautiful.
About a week ago the corn which apparently forms a part of the necessary nourishment of maybirds, and is kept in an outhouse, was attacked by rats.
He segregated five maybirds and explained their points to me.