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hung up

hung up  adj.— «I couldn’t see the bird, but I knew he was “hung up” in turkey hunting vernacular, strutting his stuff with the logical expectation that the hen (me) would come to him. That’s how it usually works in nature, but...

yellow bird

yellow bird  n.— «For another, ward leaders have been known to take street money from candidates, promise support and then not deliver. There is a name for this, too. These ward leaders are called “yellow birds,” after the old airline...

snarge

snarge  n.— «Snarge…The word is a combination of “snot” and “garbage.”…“It’s what’s left after a bird hits an airplane, goes through an engine. There are no feathers or any other kind of remains of the...

skulling

skulling  n.—Gloss: Wiktionary defines this as “the act of aging a young bird by measuring the degree of ossification of its skull.” «The age of the birds can be determined by examining the feathers (color and shape), eye...

obs

obs  n.— «For the vast majority of visitors, particularly of the ornithological persuasion, the destination of choice is the Fair Isle Bird Observatory. As well as being a centre for the collection of scientific data on bird migration and...

bluebird

bluebird  n.— «That actually was a bit of a blue bird, I’d have to say.…They had actually as a customer been dormant for some time. And then apparently their business must have started picking up because all of a sudden they came...