skitty coot
Skitty Skit"ty, n. [Cf. {Skittish}.] (Zo["o]l.) A rail; as, the water rail (called also {skitty cock}, and {skitty coot}); the spotted crake ({Porzana maruetta}), and the moor hen. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • skitty coot — Rail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skitty — Skit ty, n. [Cf. {Skittish}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A rail; as, the water rail (called also {skitty cock}, and {skitty coot}); the spotted crake ({Porzana maruetta}), and the moor hen. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skitty cock — Skitty Skit ty, n. [Cf. {Skittish}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A rail; as, the water rail (called also {skitty cock}, and {skitty coot}); the spotted crake ({Porzana maruetta}), and the moor hen. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porzana maruetta — Skitty Skit ty, n. [Cf. {Skittish}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A rail; as, the water rail (called also {skitty cock}, and {skitty coot}); the spotted crake ({Porzana maruetta}), and the moor hen. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bilcock — Rail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brook runner — Rail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fresh-water marshhen — Rail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Land rail — Rail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porzana Carolina — Rail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rail — Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See {Rattle}, v.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family {Rallid[ae]}, especially those of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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