Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The prairie-hen.

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Examples

  • They are identical with the prairie-fowl, so common at the West, and are said to be delicious eating.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • Turkeys, too, were calling in the timber, and the boom of the prairie-fowl, at rise and set of sun, was heard on every side.

    Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • He was rather a nuisance than otherwise when stalking prairie-fowl, but he was an affectionate beast, and I felt glad of his company.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • The shooting of prairie-fowl still continued almost daily, and our table was always well supplied with delicious game.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • It was a picture to see him with the undercut of a haunch of deer or buffalo, or with a whole prairie-fowl on his plate, his eyes measuring it shrewdly, his coat and waistcoat open, and a clear space about him -- for he needed room to stretch his mighty limbs, and his necessity was recognised by all.

    Romany of the Snows, Continuation of "Pierre and His People", v1

  • It was a picture to see him with the undercut of a haunch of deer or buffalo, or with a whole prairie-fowl on his plate, his eyes measuring it shrewdly, his coat and waistcoat open, and a clear space about him -- for he needed room to stretch his mighty limbs, and his necessity was recognised by all.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • It was a picture to see him with the undercut of a haunch of deer or buffalo, or with a whole prairie-fowl on his plate, his eyes measuring it shrewdly, his coat and waistcoat open, and a clear space about him -- for he needed room to stretch his mighty limbs, and his necessity was recognised by all.

    Romany of the Snows, Continuation of "Pierre and His People"

  • Sage-fowl and prairie-fowl, ducks of all sorts, swans, and wild cranes were plentiful, while huge, flapping geese nested in the tops of the cottonwood-trees.

    Stories of Later American History

  • "Seth is right," said Mr Rawlings; "you will have a varied choice there likewise: grouse, partridge, prairie-fowl, wild geese, ducks -- these two, however, are more to be met with in the winter months, and will be off to the Arctic regions soon -- all sorts, in fact.

    Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek

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