scarer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scarer an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
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Usage

In literature:

Wegg takes it easy, but upon-my-soul to a old bird like myself these are scarers.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
When night came down, he decided to risk a scarer approach.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Whose thrall art thou now, thou lifter of the spoil, thou scarer of the freeborn?
"The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men" by William Morris
The most picturesque of these wind-tossed bird scarers is the ki'-lao.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
You'd have done better if you was a bird-scarer, like Hodge.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Jan. 8, 1919" by Various
Bird Scarers in the Fields.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Based on what little we have learned so far about the Omans, here's just one of those scarers, for a snapper.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Whenever he had sold a wolf-scarer he used to get back to the big picture.
"A Knight on Wheels" by Ian Hay
Then the animals were groomed with box curry-combs, with "clatters" like the noise of a bird-scarer inside them.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
In Spain and Italy forked pieces of coral are in high repute as witch scarers.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
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In news:

Lionsgate's "The Possession" is a chilling scarer, but guests enjoyed a low-key evening at the movie's Hollywood premiere.
Shingle moves forward on low-budget scarer.
Australian actor gets lead in Intrepid Pictures' scarer.
Shingle nabs UK rights to Corin Hardy scarer.
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