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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bittern.

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  • "'There is a bird in my part of England we call a mire-drum or bull of the bog that is almost as good. You can hear him a good three miles off on a calm evening.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 107

    March 6, 2008

  • Nickname for the American Bittern. See thunder-pumper.

    December 19, 2007