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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nightjar: same as grinder, 3.
  • n. A name given in the British West Indies and Guiana to any cicada.
  • n. An Australian flycatcher, Seisura in-quieta, so called from its peculiar whirring note: known also as the dishwasher.


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