strange bird


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strange bird

A rather unusual, strange, eccentric, or peculiar person. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of a strange bird, don't you think?
See also: bird, strange

strange bird

verb
See also: bird, strange
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In the open space between the clouds and the black, bubbling sea far beneath, could be seen an occasional strange bird winging its way swiftly through the air.
He said that it might be the calling of a strange bird.
A strange bird is hatched sometimes in a nest in an unaccountable way and then the fate of such a bird is bound to be ill-defined, uncertain, questionable.
He curled himself up in his chair, with his thin knees drawn up to his hawk-like nose, and there he sat with his eyes closed and his black clay pipe thrusting out like the bill of some strange bird.
The soldiers had trapped strange birds, and there was an examination.
After this season of congealed dampness came a spell of dry frost, when strange birds from behind the North Pole began to arrive silently on the upland of Flintcomb-Ash; gaunt spectral creatures with tragical eyes--eyes which had witnessed scenes of cataclysmal horror in inaccessible polar regions of a magnitude such as no human being had ever conceived, in curdling temperatures that no man could endure; which had beheld the crash of icebergs and the slide of snow-hills by the shooting light of the Aurora; been half blinded by the whirl of colossal storms and terraqueous distortions; and retained the expression of feature that such scenes had engendered.
It was Budge's book on Egyptian hieroglyphics, with colored plates of strange birds and gods, and even as he rushed past, he was conscious of something odd about the fact that this, and not any work of military science, should be open in that place at that moment.
Although it was a weakly contested race, it was hard not to be impressed with the ease with which the gelding bounded clear between the final two fences and he went on to defeat Strange Bird by six lengths without coming off the bridle.
He wanted to know the identity of the strange bird seen in his trout pool.
Rupert had failed to realise former Sun editor David Yelland had been drunk throughout his tenure, called one of his senior men a ''very strange bird,'' thought the News of the World team had been ''a pretty happy bunch'' and routinely rubbished the likes of Paul Dacre and Andrew Neil.
During their travels they meet an evil villain, talking dogs and a very strange bird.
I'm sure Louis won't be able to keep his comments to himself, and will continue to rub the other judges up the wrong way, Dannii will still be doing her strange bird impressions, and Cheryl will continue to look as if she's about to burst into tears-and Simon?
After a sumptuous meal I woke-up feeling refreshed and through the melody of strange bird song, I sensed an all-too familiar sound.
After a sumptuous meal I woke up feeling refreshed and through the melody of strange bird song, I sensed an all-too familiar sound.
Not there when a strange bird sang on a branch over our heads, you and me, or there when a starlit fruit ripened itself on a tree.