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birdseed

1. n. a small amount of money. (see also chicken feed.) Forty billion is birdseed to a government with a 600 billion dollar budget.
2. n. nonsense. (Based on BS.) I’ve heard enough birdseed here to last for a lifetime.
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Ireland, who walks with the assistance of forearm crutches, denied there was feces on the floors, but admitted she had spilled birdseed.
She gives them birdseed and fresh water in front of her single-story wood clapboard home and other places around the city.
Portsmouth magistrates heard she dropped "too much" birdseed, attracting hundreds of birds as well as rats and giving roadsweepers extra work cleaning up.
Supplies needed are: some of the free CDs, dried flower seed heads, crafting wire, berries, raffia, optional homemade birdseed cakes (see recipe at right), and dried apple or orange slices.
According to surveys, about one-third of adults feed backyard birds, doling out roughly 500,000 tons of commercial birdseed a year, along with countless quantities of suet cakes, seed logs and other treats.
I have a small perspex feeder (made by Meripac) attached to the dining room window by a sucker and when filled with birdseed or peanuts provides a safe, squirrel-free feeding area - and a wonderful way to watch the birds for us inside the house.
The 57-year-old woman, who lives on disability checks, spends $10 a day for birdseed to feed hundreds of birds each morning in front of her home.
Since throwing rice or confetti has been deemed environmentally incorrect, wedding guests have been inventing more earth-friendly alternatives, from blowing soap bubbles to tossing rose petals, birdseed and breakfast cereal.
It's difficult to live on birdseed, and the nest is in need of repair.
He said Bruce Babbitt, the secretary of the interior, had proposed recently taxing birdseed and binoculars.
Twice mother-of-the-bride Jeri Guss hand-did satin-ribbon-tied white-net bags of birdseed for guests to toss at the Salt Lake City weddings of Melissa and Tim Hoffelmeyer and Nadine and Clayton Johnson.
The birdseed alone is probably not going to cause too many problems, unless the dog eats so much that its intestines become impacted.
Evidence supporting a role for water in transmission has been established, but the role of birdseed in the transmission of trichomoniasis remained to be investigated.
It probably did arrive in your garden via a bird who ate the seeds in a field growing flax or it was included in birdseed in a person's garden.
It probably did arrive in your garden via a bird who ate the growing flax or it was included in birdseed in a person's garden.