from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A night-bird.


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  • He could see the ghostly outline of the distant peaks of the mountains, he could hear the haunting cries of nightfowl and coyote; but these things failed to interest him.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • He still gazed into the abyss -- half expecting another, even fancying he heard the occasional stir and flutter of obscure life below, and the melancholy call of nightfowl.

    The Bell-Ringer of Angel's


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