Stake-driver
Stake-driver Stake"-driv`er (-dr[imac]v`[~e]r), n. (Zo["o]l.) The common American bittern ({Botaurus lentiginosus}); -- so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also {meadow hen}, and {Indian hen}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stake-driver — Bittern Bit tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Botaurus}, allied to the herons, of various species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European bittern is {Botaurus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stake driver — noun a kind of bittern • Syn: ↑American bittern, ↑Botaurus lentiginosus • Hypernyms: ↑bittern • Member Holonyms: ↑Botaurus, ↑genus Botaurus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alexander Gooch and Alice Driver — (both d. November 4, 1558) were natives of the area around Woodbridge, Suffolk who were arrested, put to an inquisition and burnt to death at the stake in Ipswich for their adherence to the protestant faith, as part of the Marian persecutions.… …   Wikipedia

  • Pile driver — Pile Pile, n. [AS. p[=i]l arrow, stake, L. pilum javelin; but cf. also L. pila pillar.] 1. A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Botaurus lentiginosus — Stake driver Stake driv er ( dr[imac]v [ e]r), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The common American bittern ({Botaurus lentiginosus}); so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also {meadow hen}, and {Indian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian hen — Stake driver Stake driv er ( dr[imac]v [ e]r), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The common American bittern ({Botaurus lentiginosus}); so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also {meadow hen}, and {Indian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow hen — Stake driver Stake driv er ( dr[imac]v [ e]r), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The common American bittern ({Botaurus lentiginosus}); so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also {meadow hen}, and {Indian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ardetta exilis — Bittern Bit tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Botaurus}, allied to the herons, of various species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European bittern is {Botaurus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bittern — Bit tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Botaurus}, allied to the herons, of various species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European bittern is {Botaurus stellaris}. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Botaurus lentiginosus — Bittern Bit tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Botaurus}, allied to the herons, of various species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European bittern is {Botaurus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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