a former name for the siskin, when kept as a cagebird
aberdevine, ab-ėr-de-vīn′, n. a bird-fancier’s name for the siskin.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
It has a pleasing note, and is sold as a singing-bird in the London bird-shops by the name of the aberdevine.
The Peacock ‘At Home’ AND The Butterfly’s Ball AND The Fancy Fair Catherine Ann Dorset
It has a pleasing note, and is sold as a singing bird in the London bird-shops by the name of the aberdevine.
The Peacock ‘At Home:’ Catherine Ann Dorset
Also called Aberdeenshire [ab-er-deen-sheer, -sher] /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in NE Scotland. a seaport in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: administrative center of the Grampian region. a city in NE South Dakota. a seaport in W Washington. a town in NE Maryland. a fishhook having an extended bend. Historical […]
noun a former coal-mining village in S Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: scene of a disaster in 1966 when a slag heap collapsed onto part of the village killing 144 people (including 116 children)
abermud games The first popular open source MUD. The first version of AberMUD, named after Aberystwyth, UK, was written in B by Alan Cox, Richard Acott, Jim Finnis, and Leon Thrane, at University of Wales, Aberystwyth for an old Honeywell mainframe and opened in 1987. The gameplay was heavily influenced by MUD1, written by Roy […]
Ralph (David) 1926–90, U.S. clergyman and civil-rights leader. Historical Examples Some of our forlorn party had friends to meet them and Governor Abernathy kept the others until places were found for them. A Survivor’s Recollections of the Whitman Massacre Matilda Sager A big crowd of rooters had come over from Hartford to whoop things up […]
noun a crisp unleavened biscuit Historical Examples The position of abernethy was always easy and natural, sometimes almost homely. The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre The late Duke of York is reported to have once consulted abernethy. The Jest Book Mark Lemon abernethy was very careful not to take fees from patients if […]