Sedge hen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sedge hen (Zoöl) the clapper rail. See under 5th Rail.
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Usage

In literature:

Is it known to the little marsh-hen that cunningly builds her nest at the foot of the sedges?
"Virginia: The Old Dominion" by Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
There was a lot of wild-fowl sheltering in the sedge, chiefly wild ducks, and water-hens.
"In the Russian Ranks" by John Morse
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