odd bird

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odd bird

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

odd bird

and strange bird
n. a strange or eccentric person. Mr. Wilson certainly is an odd bird. You’re a strange bird, but you’re fun.
See also: bird, odd
References in classic literature ?
"Very odd birds, kestrels," said East, looking waggishly at his victim, who was still star-gazing.
Robins are one of the first birds to sing in the dawn chorus, which has quietened down a bit since the breeding season, but you still find the odd bird sitting on top of a bush singing its little heart out.
Don't be alarmed if you hear odd bird calls - those would be coming from Solis' personal aviary, which is also on the property.
As the Echo has shown in reports covering many years, this problem has grown far beyond putting waste food in the right containers and the ridiculous - but occasional - practice of feeding the odd bird.
If you've seen an "odd bird" in the garden, consider a young Starling as the solution.
Michaela's job, it turns out, involves more danger than just dealing with the odd bird with ruffled feathers.
Innocent losers back then were trees, grasslands, hedges, crops, wild flowers and the odd bird or hoofed quadrupeds.
That's an odd bird indeed: The country's surprise pick--a low-budget Mandarin-language indie--was actually directed by Philippe Muyl, a French filmmaker, taking advantage of a recent co-production treaty between the two countries that allows Gallic films to bypass China's restrictive quota on cinematic imports.
With its big, bulging eye, this odd bird vies for our attention--and it is sure to linger in the memory for a long time.
That's because the odd bird often think differently than others and can offer different perspectives.
No intellectual, she nonetheless strikes up a quick friendship with an odd bird, Marianne (Holofcener regular Catherine Keener), a divorced poet whose refined lifestyle Eva admires and who speaks very openly about the many shortcomings of her unnamed former husband.
This in turn improves your chances of getting that odd bird that fell across the creek, or in the middle of the pond, back to hand.
Indeed, by southerly standards, the tundra is "empty;' supporting vertebrates only sparsely: You might paddle an hour hearing no sound but the plish of paddles and odd bird call.
an odd bird who seems a Machiavellian willing to cut any deal juxtaposed with the soaring rhetoric of fairly ideological big government liberalism".
This "Nathaniel Hawthorne," who seems an odd bird indeed, contrasts (as clearly intended) with the optimistic, adventuresome, independent, and sociable "Sophia Peabody" whom Valenti constructs in ample parallel chapters.