Baya



a common weaverbird, Ploceus philippinus, of India.
Contemporary Examples

The more money ISIS has, the more baya [an Islamic oath of loyalty] they will get.
With Friends Like These, ISIS Is Doomed Jacob Siegel July 23, 2014

Historical Examples

baya piped the low whine of a frightened leveret, and ran for safety into the house.
Tartarin of Tarascon Alphonse Daudet

The nest of the baya is one of the most wonderful things in nature.
Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar

Not in the least daunted the baya makes a fresh effort and flies off, still gripping the strand firmly.
A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar

The baya is easily tamed, and will fetch and carry at command.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

In the rainy season two other birds weave nests, which are nearly as elegant as those woven by the baya.
A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar

Now have I heard all the words which baya the prefect has spoken to me.
Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce

My mother, baya, had seized the legs of the deceased at the time she was killed, and whilst she was being tied to the post.
Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Nearly every baya’s nest contains some lumps of clay attached to it.
A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar

The natives of India say the baya lights up its nest with fire-flies.
Eccentricities of the Animal Creation. John Timbs

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