from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pullet or young of the turkey.
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When a turkey-poult had also been executed, he requested the yard-boy to fetch him his gun from the harness-room.
"The affair has not gone so far as this blade shall go, turkey-poult," he thundered.
That trouble had happened she could not look out of her window without knowing; but could it be right, at their time of life, to stand in the wet so, and challenge Providence, and spoil the first turkey-poult of the season?
_ As that turkey-poult is, Mr. MacBorrowdale; which gives my niece no trouble; but the precaution is not necessary with such a right-hand man as Lord Curryfin, who carves to perfection.
There is one at Bristol, formerly a parish-boy, or little better, who now writeth himself GENTLEMAN in large, round letters, and hath been elected, I hear, to serve as burgess in parliament for his native city; just as though he had eaten a capon or turkey-poult in his youth, and had actually been at grammar school and college.