Wattled

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wattled Furnished with wattles, or pendent fleshy processes at the chin or throat. "The wattled cocks strut to and fro."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wattled Having a wattle or wattles, as a bird; specifically, in heraldry, noting a cock's head, and the like, when the wattles are of a different tincture from the rest: generally used in the expression wattled and combed. Also jewlapped, jelloped, and barbed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wattled having wattles like a bird
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. watel, watul, a hurdle.

Usage

In literature:

Above these, among the branches, the Tekeneeka hunter constructs a sort of wattle staging or nest.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
He must weigh fifty pounds ef he weighs an ounce, an' his wattles are a wonder to look at.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The besiegers now let down quantities of stiff clay rolled up in wattled reeds, which could not be thus pulled away.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They were wattled with branches which projected a foot or so above them.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
Past the little wattle grove there is a hill covered with the white gums.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
To wattle or interweave branches.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It was a hut built of clay and wattles.
"Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne
I aint nev' tell you 'bout little Wattle Weasel, is I?
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
King Albus bent his wattles to the ground, and gazed at his rival with one eye.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
The fish rotted on the wattle-lids of the pitfalls, but the beasts wouldn't try for 'em.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
The wattled starlings whistled to each other, or fought as starlings will.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Between the trunks of the wattles they could see the forms of a party of blackfellows, watching them intently.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
They were circular in shape, and were made of wattles or wood, and sometimes of stone.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
Remains of huts of logs, or of wattled work, are often found within the enclosure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
It was of wattle and clay, and the grass grew green upon the roof.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ducks do not show any comb or wattles as in chickens.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
Palm branches and the like, woven in wattles, form the dwellings, of the poorer classes in the southern districts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Now this thin wall of wattles shall alone divide us.
"The Plowshare and the Sword" by Ernest George Henham
The houses are constructed upon a circular plan of wattle and thatch.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
He ran wild among the mountains, and constructed a little hut of logs and wattled branches for his residence.
"Curiosities of Olden Times" by S. Baring-Gould
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In poetry:

A rose-cheek rosier grew;
Rose-lips breathed low;
"Since it is here, and YOU,
I hardly know
Why wattle should not do."
"Under The Wattle" by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
There pausing silently he heard
Light laughter, O well known;
And, looking through the wattled wall
Stood motionless as stone.
"Dunolly's Daughter" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Sheep in the wattled folds
Dreamily bleating,
Dim on the thistled wolds,
Where, glad with meeting,
Morn the thin Night enfolds.
"Dawn" by Madison Julius Cawein
Hear one majestically trace
Rome's world-wide sway from wattled wall,
And read upon the other's face
The omens of an Empire's fall.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I hid her in this wattled house,
I served her water and poor bread.
For joy to kiss between her brows
Time upon time I was nigh dead.
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Yet once again Evander leads
Æneas to his wattled home,
And, throned on Tiber's fresh-cut reeds,
Talks of burnt Troy and rising Rome.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

STOCKHOLM (AFP) — A hen in southern Sweden that has grown a rooster comb, tail and wattle and begun to crow is wreaking havoc in its henhouse, where the rooster, Henry VIII, is hopping mad, Swedish media reported on Friday.
STOCKHOLM (AFP) — A hen in southern Sweden that has grown a rooster comb, tail and wattle and begun to crow is wreaking havoc in its henhouse , where the rooster, Henry VIII, is hopping mad, Swedish media reported on Friday.
At 3 months old, their combs and wattles are small and pale.
Two of many ancient earth-building techniques—which include wattle-and-daub and adobe—-are rammed earth and pisé de terre, prehistoric construction methods that predate the development of the opposable thumb.
Michot built a home using bousillage, a cousin to wattle and daub.
A wattled crane is the National Zoo's newest addition.
On March 20, a wattled crane cracked its egg to become the third of its species to hatch in the National Zoo's history.
Red Wattle Originally bred in New Orleans, Wattles have a wild, porky taste that's ideal for Creole cuisine.
The mature wattle toppled from a bank above the houses in a valley off Mokoia Rd about 2pm.
Get a medium sized pumpkin, a gourd that has a curved neck, five Indian corn with the husks and something red for the wattle.
From left, Trenton Wattles, Bradlee Squiers, Principal Mark Bea, Takianna Payne, and Lauren Wilcox staff an informational table at a fundraising dinner this month.
The inaugural Thanksgiving Wattle, a Thanksgiving-morning 5K walk/run in Grove City, will benefit participants' health as well as two local charities.
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In science:

Fig.5b The same Rooster-Hen, showing the difference in wattles.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The right side is female (brown) with small wattles, left side is male with large wattles.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
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