from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of partridge.
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I'll whistle twice on the patrich (* partridge) one, an 'ye may come an.
Dick Rice gave me two curlew an 'two patrich calls to-day.
I seen that the coast was clear; so whin I heard the low cry of the patrich that Anthony and I agreed on, I joined yez. "