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reesetee commented on the word mire-drum
Nickname for the American Bittern. See thunder-pumper.
December 19, 2007
chained_bear commented on the word mire-drum
"'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
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