birdie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v birdie shoot in one stroke under par
    • n birdie badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
    • n birdie (golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Birdie A pretty or dear little bird; -- a pet name.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n birdie A childish diminutive of bird.
    • n birdie A term of endearment for a child or a young woman.
    • n birdie A name about Aberdeen, Scotland, of the young halibut.
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Usage

In literature:

Birdie had been on the war path, and was carrying home spoil.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
If I just had these lovely lilacs now, little birdie, I'd be perfectly happy.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
And when the proud day of your "bridal" shall come, Do give the poor birdie a "bit.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Remember,' I says, 'we are going to the high grass where the little birdies sing and the flowers bloom.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
I really think you'll starve, birdie,' said I.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
Then Gretchen made up a funny little story to tell to the birdie.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
What wonder that the cottage was called Bird House, and the dear wee girl whose home it was answered to the name of Birdie?
"Harper's Young People, February 17, 1880" by Various
Stevanson was the poat who wrote the birdie with a yellow bill in the reader.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
Birdie: A Tale of Child Life.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
Above, little Susie's Birdie swung; His cage from a lofty window hung.
"Harper's Young People, July 20, 1880" by Various
Tover my birdies up again; they are crying 'cause they are frightened.
"Harper's Young People, August 3, 1880" by Various
Wasn't that a queer place to find a birdie?
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
Sleep sweetly, birdies, never fear, For God is always watching near!
"Pinafore Palace" by Various
But, alas, Birdie was just a woman, and, in consequence, from a worldly point of view, her drawbacks were many.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
I think I'll read little sister Birdie's letter over again to occupy my mind until my sweet little Daisy comes.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
See, there she is, Ben, in the sleigh, muffled up in furs, poor little birdie.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
Now, then, s'all I make a tree Wid a birdie on it?
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
I would love you, little birdie, indeed I would.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Why this colony is turning into a glorified, super-refined Birdie's Rest for old men.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
There were other dangers too, which I hoped did not worry the "wee birdie" as they did me.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In poetry:

Eh, sic a soun!
Birdie, come doun,
Ye're fey to sing sic a merry tune!
Gowkit laverock!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
For, birdie, I'm thinkin
Ye ken mair nor me—
Gien ye haena been drinkin,
And sing as ye see.
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
There's somebody's been til
Roun saft to ye wha
Said birdies are seen til,
And e'en whan they fa'!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
"'Bout fen oo was itty
An'ze mens was walkin' hay
An' found free ittie birdies
Wiz za muzzer don away."
"A Regret" by Madge Morris Wagner
When Milton sang "O nightingale
That on yon gloomy spray,"
The sonneteer whom we revere
Lauded that birdie's lay.
"Birds And Bards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Tho' simmer days be lang,
And sweet the birdie's sang,
The wintry night and chilling blight
Keep aye their eerie roun'.
"Bonnie Ran the Burnie Doon" by Carolina Oliphant

In news:

Rory McIlroy reacts to his victory after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C.
Carl Pettersson of Sweden putts for birdie on the eighth hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Mike Nagy flips a 25-yard chip shot to the green and buries the 10-foot putt for a birdie.
The South African got off to quick start with birdies at one and three.
Around the turn, Frost traded a birdie for a bogey from the 10th.
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes in the final-round scramble on Sunday to win the Franklin Templeton post-season golf event by one stroke.
His familiarity showed with a strong start, as the Firebirds ' top golfer went par, birdie, par on his first three holes.
Praise for 'Bye, Bye Birdy'.
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday.
Disc golfers will be birdying for burritos and putting for pico de gaillo Saturday, June 12.
Frost and Couples finished with 6s before Lehman's birdie putt from 12 feet came up a quarter roll short.
Published Sunday, Oct 14, 2012, at 6 p.m. Fred Funk birdied the final hole Sunday to earn a 1-stroke win over Duffy Waldorf at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Fred Funk birdied the final hole Sunday to earn a 1-stroke win over Duffy Waldorf at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Fred Funk won the Greater Hickory Classic for his second Champions Tour title of the year and eighth overall, holing a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Duffy Waldorf by a stroke.
(AP) — Fred Funk won the Greater Hickory Classic for his second Champions Tour title of the year and eighth overall, holing a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Duffy Waldorf by a stroke.
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In science:

Radio frequency interference (RFI) was removed from the data both by eliminating some of the spectral channels before dedispersion and by removing known interference peaks, or “birdi es”, in the Fourier power spectrum.
A Strong Upper Limit on the Pulsed Radio Luminosity of the Compact Object 1RXS J141256.0+792204
These low-DM candidates were all at the period of known WSRT RFI birdies, or failed to show up in both the 385 and 1380-MHz data.
A Strong Upper Limit on the Pulsed Radio Luminosity of the Compact Object 1RXS J141256.0+792204
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