pigeon-fancier love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps and breeds pigeons.

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Examples

  • Every one who has studied cattle-breeding, or turned pigeon-fancier, or

    Essays

  • In other words, the rock-pigeon is smaller than the common pigeon, and is less easily domesticated; it is also black, and small, red-footed and rough-footed; and in consequence of these peculiarities it is neglected by the pigeon-fancier.

    The History of Animals

  • "I am somewhat of a pigeon-fancier myself, and if that bird of yours is what you say he is we'll see, we'll see!"

    Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon

  • After we had been a few months in the country, a friend, who was a great pigeon-fancier, wished to add some new varieties to his cote, and offered to send us, as a present, seven or eight pairs of those he wished to part with.

    Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it

  • Every cavalry officer, every shepherd, every dog-owner, every pigeon-fancier knows that each horse, sheep, dog, pigeon has its own individuality and is distinctly different from all others of its kind.

    The Heart of Nature or, The Quest for Natural Beauty

  • In his time he had been the greatest pigeon-fancier in the country.

    The Grim Smile of the Five Towns

  • Better luck he had with a pair of fan-tail pigeons, his most precious treasure, which Viggo rather loftily consented to accept, for, like most genteel boys in the valley, he was an ardent pigeon-fancier, and had long vainly importuned his father to procure him some of the rarer breeds

    Boyhood in Norway

  • A strong and grateful attachment to his master, and a passionate love for the pigeons he tended, kept Jack constantly busy in the service of both: the old pigeon-fancier taught him the benefits of scrupulous cleanliness in the pigeon-cote, and Jack "stoned" the kitchen-floor and the doorsteps on his own responsibility.

    Daddy Darwin's Dovecot: A Country Tale

  • Boys with pigeons stare into your face and try to detect in you a pigeon-fancier.

    The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

  • Better luck he had with a pair of fan-tail pigeons, his most precious treasure, which Viggo rather loftily consented to accept, for, like most genteel boys in the valley, he was an ardent pigeon-fancier, and had long vainly importuned his father to procure him some of the rarer breeds.

    Boyhood in Norway

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