Skunk-bird

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Skunk-bird the male bobolink in full plumage
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Indian seganku.

Usage

In literature:

It means escape from a man or dog, a fox or a bird of prey, but it means sudden death if the foe is a ferret, mink, skunk, or weasel.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
It means escape from a man or dog, a fox or a bird of prey, but it means sudden death if the foe is a ferret, mink, skunk, or weasel.
"Lobo, Rag and Vixen" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Skunks, he knew, would rather eat a bird than not.
"The Tale of Bobby Bobolink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Skunk scent and feathers attract and allay suspicions of all bird eating animals.
"Mink Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Bait with frogs, fish, tainted meat for skunk, and pieces of rabbit, muskrat or bird, for mink.
"Deadfalls and Snares" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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In news:

George Diliberto with first place winner Beau as Big Bird, Josh Thomas with second place winner Conan as a skunk, Fairmont Regional VP and General Manager Mark Andrew, Kristi Andrew, Faith MacDonald w.
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