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dabchick
Gallinule Gal"li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata). Note: The purple gallinule of Southern Europe and Asia was formerly believed to be able to detect and report adultery, and for that reason, chiefly, it was commonly domesticated by the ancients.
Dabchick
Dabchick Dab"chick`, n. [For dabchick. See Dap, Dip, cf. Dipchick.] (Zo["o]l.) A small water bird (Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil-diver, hell-diver, and pied-billed grebe.

Meaning of dabchick from wikipedia

- Dabchick may refer to: The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick The New Zealand dabchick or weweia (Poliocephalus rufopectus)...
- The New Zealand grebe, New Zealand dabchick, or weweia (Poliocephalus rufopectus) is a member of the grebe family endemic to New Zealand. The New Zealand...
- The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Gr****...
- The Dabchick is a South African youth sailing dinghy that is raced single-handed. A Bermuda rigged boat, it has a mainsail and jib. Its hull is very shallow...
- grebe include American dabchick, rail, dabchick, Carolina grebe, devil-diver, dive-dapper, dipper, ****-diver, pied-billed dabchick, pied-bill, thick-billed...
- Empire Dabchick was a 5,995 GRT Design 1019 cargo ship that was built in 1919 as Kisnop by Atlantic Corporation, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States...
- blackbird as topping wood pigeon domestic pigeon rooster roasted head of dabchick hare, which could be a kind of bird or a kind of sea hare new wine boiled...
- Kisnop may refer to: Kisnop, a former name of the SS Empire Dabchick Kisnop Brook, a variant name of Schenob Brook...
- occidentalis) is a species in the grebe family of water birds. Folk names include "dabchick", "swan grebe" and "swan-necked grebe". Western grebe fossils from the...
- p****word to meet the "boss." He asks for clues and concludes that it must be "dabchick" and is adamant; when the secretary tells him it is not the correct p****word...
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