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chico
 n.— «Soon his favorite bird, a blue-checkered cock, appeared on the horizon, its wings pumping. Mr. Fasano reached into a crate at his feet to grab a chico, a bright white, non-racing bird that fliers use like a flare to attract the attention of incoming pigeons, and threw it into the air. Noticing the chico, the cock flew toward the roof and landed on the edge of the coop, a few feet from the electronic timer that would record its return.» —“Look Homeward, Angels” by Joshua Yaffa New York Times Dec. 09, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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