Them bullocks heard the racket, and are flinging their tails about now on the keen jump.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
It was the racket-tailed king-fisher.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rapid flying white-booted racket-tail is likewise common near Santa Fe.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
DRONGOS, racket-shaped feathers in the tails of, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin