from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The woodpigeon or ring-dove, Columba palumbus. Also wood-quest.
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Uns al-Wujud had ended his verse, the wood-culver awoke from its brooding and cooed a reply to his lines and shrilled and trilled with its thrilling notes till it all but spake with human speech; 65 and the tongue of the case talked for it and recited these couplets,