from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ptarmigan; any bird of the genus Lagopus, nearly all of which turn white in winter. Also snow-partridge. See cuts under grouse and ptarmigan.


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  • Up above the timber line were snow-grouse and huge, hoary-white woodchucks, but no trace of the game we were after; for, rather to our surprise, the few goat signs that we saw were in the timber.

    The Big-Horn Sheep


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