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BIRD

1. Orig, a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). "That ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird." (Shak) "The brydds [birds] of the aier have nestes." (Tyndale (Matt. Viii. 20)) 2. A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves. 3. Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird. 4. A girl; a maiden. "And by my word! the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry." (Campbell) Arabian bird, the phenix. Bird of Jove, the eagle. Bird of Juno, the peacock. Bird louse, a dipterous insect parasitic upon birds (genus Ornithomyia, and allies), generally winged. Origin: OE. Brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. Bridd young bird. Source: Websters Vocabulary
ploy   ployment   PLP   pluck   pluckless   plug   plugger   plugging instrument   (2)
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