Water partridge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water partridge (Zoöl) The ruddy duck.
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Usage

In literature:

Again boil your Fowl in water and Salt, Teals, Partridges, Pidgeons, Plovers, Quails, Larks.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
I soon had the bottle of water to his lips, a fire alight, and a partridge cooking.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Pheasants, partridges, snipe, wild peacock, and many kinds of water-fowl abound.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Partridge-like francolins were calling sharply near the water.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
It was not always that one might knock down a stupid partridge with a stick, nor yet were there trout in every water-crack.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
In the morning the Namaqua partridge in coveys of twenty to a hundred came to water.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
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In news:

"There is concern about your area," said Dan Partridge of the state Department of Ecology's water resources program.
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