Definition of Batfowling

1. n. A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost. The birds, flying to the light, are caught with nets or otherwise.



Definition of Batfowling

1. Noun. A method of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost so that the birds fly towards the light. ¹

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Definition of Batfowling

1. batfowl [v] - See also: batfowl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Batfowling

bated
bateful
bateless
bateleur
bateleurs
batement
batements
bates
batfaced
batfish
batfishes
batfowl
batfowled
batfowler
batfowlers
batfowling (current term)
batfowls
batful
batgirl
batgirls
bath
bath-brush
bath-brushes
bath asparagus
bath bomb
bath bombs
bath book
bath books
bath chair
bath itch

Literary usage of Batfowling

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1. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly (1902)
"43. batfowling for starres: 'batfowling' was a mode of catching birds at night by means of torches, poles, and sometimes nets ; Tempest, ¡i. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
""Go a batfowling - occurs in Tempest, ii. \. BEASTS. sb. Cattle : hence, ' BEAST-market,' cattle market. [General.] BEGGAR'S LICE. sb. ..."

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