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- noun US Alternative form of
whisky jack( gray jay, Canada jay).
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Over the woods hung a dead stillness, except for the lonely call of an occasional crow or for the scream of the impudent whiskey-jack.
If a deer is hung up and they can get at it they will pick it to pieces with their sharp bills; and their carnivorous tastes and their habit of coming round hunters 'camps after the game that is left out, call to mind their kinsman, the whiskey-jack or moose-bird of the northern forests.