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searching for birds’ nests as a hobby, often to steal the eggs
Historical Examples

The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 John Wilson
The King’s Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
Bird Lore, Volume I–1899 Various
Curious Epitaphs William Andrews
Before Adam Jack London
Picturesque Sketches of London, Past and Present Thomas Miller
The Messenger Elizabeth Robins


Read Also:

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    a stupid, foolish, or scatterbrained person.

  • Birddog

    to follow, watch carefully, or investigate. to seek out. Informal. to follow or watch carefully. Slang. to steal or attempt to steal another person’s date.

  • Birder

    a person who raises birds. bird watcher. Contemporary Examples ‘The Central Park Effect’ Explores the Magical Power of Birding Rebecca Dana July 12, 2012

  • Birdfarm


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