Definition of Cockbird

1. Noun. The male of a game bird, especially of a pheasant ¹

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Definition of Cockbird

1. a male bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockbird

cockateels
cockatiel
cockatiels
cockatoo
cockatoo farmer
cockatoo farmers
cockatoo parrot
cockatoos
cockatrice
cockatrices
cockayne syndrome
cockbill
cockbilled
cockbilling
cockbills
cockbird (current term)
cockbirds
cockblocked
cockblocker
cockblockers
cockblocking
cockblocks
cockboat
cockboats
cockbrain
cockbrained
cockbrains
cockbreath
cockchafer

Literary usage of Cockbird

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1. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"I usually stock my pen with about fifteen first-class two- year-old hens, and one strong, vigorous cockbird of high merit. As for myself, I prefer and raise ..."

2. Graham's Magazine by Graham, George R, Edgar Allan Poe, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1852)
"The cockbird, however, sits during the night, and Lichtenstein says that great numbers of the smaller beasts of prey, as jackals and wild cats, ..."

3. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, George Christopher Davies (1890)
"... it was a cockbird, and haunted the banks of some ponds near the village ; and, as it had a companion, doubtless intended to have bred near that water. ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1818)
"ped at a place called cockbird-tail, about a mile from Gilmerton. We asked them why they stopped ? And they said, to make water. ..."

5. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1818)
"... ped at a place called cockbird-tail, about a mile from Gilmerton. We asked them why they stopped? And they said, to make water. ..."

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