from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having pied wings: specific in the name pied-winged coot, the velvet scoter.


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  • His basic character is presented as that of an honest uncomplicated soldier; in his first appearance (2.1), he has already been slighted by the Dons, and presents an unkempt appearance and rails against the 'pied-winged butterflies' of the effete court who put appearance before patriotic duty.

    The Noble Spanish Soldier

  • Had my barber perfumed my lousy thatch here and poked out me tusks more stiff than are a cats muschatoes < 13 >, these pied-winged butterflies had known me then.

    The Noble Spanish Soldier


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