May fowl
Maybird May"bird`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The whimbrel; -- called also {May fowl}, {May curlew}, and {May whaap}. (b) The knot. [Southern U. S.] (c) The bobolink. [1913 Webster]

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  • May whaap — Maybird May bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The whimbrel; called also {May fowl}, {May curlew}, and {May whaap}. (b) The knot. [Southern U. S.] (c) The bobolink. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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