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Definition of Oldsquaw
1. a sea duck [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Oldsquaw
oldsquaw (current term)
Literary usage of Oldsquaw
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"... for the oldsquaw, as published in the eighth Supplement to the Check- List, was a mistake since Leach in 1819 (Ross, Voyage, App. p. xlviii) based his ..."
2. Professional Paper by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1919)
"oldsquaw ducks are exceedingly numerous everywhere along the coast, ... oldsquaw ducks are not considered fit for food by the white men of the country, ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"long-tailed ducks, oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), flying high, with great clamor, and many of these remained to build about the ponds and little pools. ..."
4. The Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1914)
"One amulet that was much used on all sorts of bags and boxes was the skin of a "crazy" oldsquaw duck. Anyone who stole from a bag protected by such a charm ..."
5. How to Study Birds: A Practical Guide for Amateur Bird-lovers and Camera-hunters by Herbert Keightley Job (1910)
"October is the great month for ducks, and late October and November for geese and the hardier ducks, like the oldsquaw, mergansers, and eiders. ..."
6. British Columbia by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2004)
"The prize sighting would be an oldsquaw, quite rare in this area. There are also the scarce white-winged scoters, and Atlin Lake was the first place in ..."