Definition of Pouter pigeon
1. Noun. One of a breed of pigeon that enlarge their crop until their breast is puffed out.
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Literary usage of Pouter pigeon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1892)
"138 ; Lille pouter pigeon, i. 145 ; notice of a gliding pigeon, i. 164 ; variety of the pouter pigeon, i. 170 ; dove-cot pigeon, i. ..."
2. The Book of Household Management: Comprising Information for the Mistress by Beeton (Isabella Mary) (1888)
"THE pouter pigeon. windy day, is certainly a ludicrous sight: his feathered legs ... The pouter pigeon.—This is a very favourite pigeon, and, without doubt, ..."
3. The President: A Novel by Alfred Henry Lewis (1904)
"It was then the pouter-pigeon chieftain moved that the Senate ... The vote on the floor would be equal, and the sagacious pouter-pigeon reckoned on the new ..."
4. Log-book of a Fisherman and Zoologist by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1883)
"By taking the beak of this bird in one's mouth and blowing, I find that these air chambers can be inflated ; the same can be done with a pouter pigeon. ..."
5. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1885)
"The pouter pigeon. Why is it called the pouter pigeon ? Then there is a very funny pigeon that keeps on turning over when it is flying in the air ? ..."