Birding piece


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Birding piece a fowling piece.
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In literature:

Birds flitted by them, but they had no fowling-pieces, and in vain they tried to knock some down.
"The Two Shipmates" by William H. G. Kingston
A piece of oil cloth is good to work on in skinning fish or birds either.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
This consists of a small piece of stick with sharp bones of birds or fishes attached to it.
"The Cannibal Islands" by R.M. Ballantyne
He raised his fowling-piece as he spoke, and took a long, deliberate aim at the bird.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
The Blue Birds had been enjoined to keep out of the way while the boys cleared things up and investigated the various pieces of machinery.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He secured a bird or fish to a piece of wood, and then turned it adrift on the river.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The guns were very light fowling-pieces, and the birds were clustered too thickly together to be easily missed.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Put in a piece of butter, and flour; give it all one boil, and pour it through the birds.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
We sighted birds, gulls, and ducks floating like bits of colored cork, and pieces of kelp, and at length a broadbill.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
How much labor the birds would have saved themselves had they pulled the old nest to pieces and used the material a second time!
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
How could the bird with its beak tear out a broad piece of paper?
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Birds in some seasons are most destructive, attacking the finest fruit, pecking a piece out near the stalk.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
How could a bird deliver silver pieces to a fish.
"The Gold Sickle" by Eugène Sue
From the larger birds he plucked their feathers, and the little singing birds he tore to pieces.
"Tales from the German" by Various
The while the birds had been hastily plucked and cut in pieces, and set on the embers to broil.
"Haviland's Chum" by Bertram Mitford
I asked him if he ever heard that rare piece of bird music, the flight song of the oven-bird.
"Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
A pigeon is a bird and flying it is not widening the piece that cooking makes duller, not at all, it does not taste that way.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
In that isolated valley such a piece of news could not be kept; the very birds would talk about it in their nests.
"A Rose of a Hundred Leaves" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Anyways, this bird let me in among a flock of busted-looking pieces of machinery and begun talking fast.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
It was curious, too, for I had promised them they should have a piece of the bird.
"The Tent Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine

In news:

Taylorsville teen's piece to adorn 2013 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival program.
Ken Beerbohm works on a new piece for his Odd Birds collection in the studio in his Columbia home.
Lael Corbin's "Bird" is a piece of meticulously constructed, elegantly conceived visual theater.
Samnee makes his own falconry gear from scratch, tailoring each piece to each bird.
Head pieces are made with supple leather and strong stitching to protect the bird while hunting.
In the heart of the nation's natural gas territory, a bird most Americans have never heard of is threatening a piece of the multibillion-dollar energy industry.
Largest piece of land in all of Upper Hermosa, Lower Hermosa, Bird Rock and Beach Barber Tract.
The Vilano Beach Blue Bird , a piece of Vilano's history, will now call the Vilano Beach Pier its home.
Felt and paper bird ornaments gross I keep pieces of craft felt and wool felt in my stash.
The last piece of the Obama administration's strategy to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by the Bush administration four year.
And much of the bird will probably end up between a couple of pieces of bread.
To hold hoops for bird netting or row covers, attach four 12-inch pieces of 1-inch PVC pipe inside the bed: On the long sides, space pipes 4 feet apart, 2 feet from each end.
Ten 1-foot lengths of ½-inch PVC spin on the wire, stopping squirrels as birds perch on pieces of a 20-ounce bottle.
Pack it full of snow (make sure you get the twigs, pebbles and pieces of bird out of it).

In science:

Since the interval for birds in general [1 − δ, 1 − ǫ] is included in [0.5, 1.0], this additional piece of information should not interfere with our inference of flying ability.
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