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bird

1. n. a woman; a girl. I like the bird you were with last night.
2. n. a derisive noise made with the lips; a raspberry. The third time he fumbled, he was greeted by two thousand mouths making the bird.
3. n. an odd person. Some old bird came up to me and tried to sell me a cookbook.
4. n. a rude gesture made with the middle finger. (Usually with the. See comments at finger wave.) A lot of little kids give people the bird all the time because they see it on television.
5. n. an airplane. I like this bird. She’s a dream to fly.
6. n. one hundred dollars. This thing cost three birds! Bull!
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to the bird that flies away with the big crust, you know now that you ought not to do this, for he is very likely taking it to Peter Pan.
He was usually very happy and gay, and the reason was that Solomon had kept his promise and taught him many of the bird ways.
The Never bird became irritated; they have very short tempers.
Nevertheless the bird was determined to save him if she could, and by one last mighty effort she propelled the nest against the rock.
He was no sooner informed of what had happened, than he cursed Blifil for a pitiful malicious rascal; and then immediately stripping off his coat he applied himself to climbing the tree to which the bird escaped.
Before the castle gate all was as the fox had said: so the son went in and found the chamber where the golden bird hung in a wooden cage, and below stood the golden cage, and the three golden apples that had been lost were lying close by it.
Of all the carrion-feeders it is generally the last which leaves the skeleton of a dead animal, and may often be seen within the ribs of a cow or horse, like a bird in a cage.
Bird rose quickly, with very red cheeks, which quite improved her general appearance, and walked up to her husband, with quite a resolute air, and said, in a determined tone,
Gentle dervish," replied Prince Bahman, "I come from far, and I seek the Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water.
We will wait,' said the first bird, 'and see how they get on together.
Their circumspection proved to me that these birds knew what to expect from bipeds of our species, and I concluded that, if the island was not inhabited, at least human beings occasionally frequented it.
The following morning, the kite was still flying high, no bird was to be seen as far as the eye could reach from Castra Regis.
said Levin, pointing to Laska, who with one ear raised, wagging the end of her shaggy tail, came slowly back as though she would prolong the pleasure, and as it were smiling, brought the dead bird to her master.
You have grown wordy, since the affair of the turkey; but if you are for a single shot, here goes at that bird which comes on by himself.
Peter's heart was so glad that he felt he must sing all day long, just as the birds sing for joy, but, being partly human, he needed in instrument, so he made a pipe of reeds, and he used to sit by the shore of the island of an evening, practising the sough of the wind and the ripple of the water, and catching handfuls of the shine of the moon, and he put them all in his pipe and played them so beautifully that even the birds were deceived, and they would say to each other, "Was that a fish leaping in the water or was it Peter playing leaping fish on his pipe?