Definition of Coots
1. Noun. (plural of coot) ¹
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Definition of Coots
1. coot [n] - See also: coot
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Literary usage of Coots
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"... RAILS, GALLINULES, AND coots. The one hundred and eighty species contained in this family are distributed throughout the greater part of the world, ..."
2. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"The taking of two Thieves, one of whom had fled to the Lord of St. John's Sanctuary at coots. [STAT. PAP. OFF. MISC. CORRESP. 3 Ser. iv. 60. Orig. ..."
3. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"RAILS, CRAKES, GALLINULES AND coots. This family of marsh birds, known to naturalists ... The coots, however, have the foot peculiarly adapted for swimming. ..."
4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"WS Dabbene on Argentine coots and Grebes.1— In this interesting paper Mr. Dabbene describes the life histories of ..."
5. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"October 1, pot-hunters in motor boat bombarding the coots all afternoon; 2d, on both lakes; 5th, noted; 8th, abundant; 10th, many; 12th, common; 13th, ..."
6. Far Away and Long Ago: A History of My Early Life by William Henry Hudson (1918)
"... Birding in the Marshes Visiting the marshes—Pajonales and Juncales—Abundant bird life—A coots' metropolis—Frightening the coots— Grebe and Painted Snipe ..."