Spur fowl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spur fowl (Zoöl) any one of several species of Asiatic gallinaceous birds of the genus Galloperdix, allied to the jungle fowl. The males have two or more spurs on each leg.
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Usage

In literature:

With the barnyard fowl the male has the long spurs and the showy comb and wattles.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Little knives are fastened to the natural spurs, with which the fowls cut each other up frightfully.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
FOWL, occurrence of spurs in the female, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
I would cut the spurs from that fowl, if I did it with a cleaver!
"Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)" by John P. Kennedy
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