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Definition of Cockbird
1. a male bird [n -S]
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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. ..."