from The Century Dictionary.
- To pluck; fleece; strip of money by the tricks of gambling.
- noun Any bird of the family Columbidæ (which see for technical characters); a dove. ; ;
- noun A simpleton to be swindled; a gull: opposed to rook. See
- noun A toy consisting of a light propeller-wheel, which, on being made to revolve rapidly by means of a string wound about a shaft on which it rests, rises in the air in a short flight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb Slang To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.
- noun Slang An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.
- noun (Zoöl.) an Australian passerine bird (
Graucalus melanops); -- called also black-faced crow.
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons belonging to the family
- noun (Zoöl.) any one of the large Asiatic fruit pigeons of the genus Carpophada.
- noun (Bot.) the purplish black fruit of the pokeweed; also, the plant itself. See
- noun an extraordinary and grotesque dialect, employed in the commercial cities of China, as the medium of communication between foreign merchants and the Chinese. Its base is English, with a mixture of Portuguese and Hindustani.
- noun (Bot.) a kind of foxtail grass (
Setaria glauca), of some value as fodder. The seeds are eagerly eaten by pigeons and other birds.
- noun (Zoöl.) The American sharp-shinned hawk (
Accipiter veloxor Accipiter fuscus).
- noun An old English game, in which balls were rolled through little arches.
- noun a dovecote.
- noun (Bot.) the seed of
Cajanus Indicus; a kind of pulse used for food in the East and West Indies; also, the plant itself.
- noun (Bot.) the edible drupes of two West African species of Chrysobalanus (
Chrysobalanus ellipticusand Chrysobalanus luteus).
- noun (Zoöl.) See under
- noun (Bot.) a name in the West Indies for the wood of several very different kinds of trees, species of Dipholis, Diospyros, and Coccoloba.
- noun (Zoöl.) the flicker.
- noun (Zoöl.), [Local, U.S.] The golden plover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One of several birds of the family
Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.
- noun slang A person who is a
targetor victimof a confidence game.
- verb transitive to
deceivewith a confidence game
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
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