summer bird
Wryneck Wry"neck, n. (Med.) [1913 Webster] 1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis. [1913 Webster]

2. a person suffering from torticollis. [PJC]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of Old World birds of the genus {Jynx} or subfamily {Jynginae}, allied to the woodpeckers; especially, the common European species ({Jynx torguilla}); -- so called from its habit of turning the neck around in different directions. Called also {cuckoo's mate}, {snakebird}, {summer bird}, {tonguebird}, and {writheneck}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Summer bird — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer Bird — en 2009 Summer Bird est un cheval de course pur sang américain pouliné le 7 avril 2006, aujourd hui retraité. Il a été élu meilleur poulain de 3 ans aux États Unis en 2009 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • summer bird — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Summer — Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun shines… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer colt — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer complaint — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer coot — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer cypress — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer duck — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Summer fallow — Summer Sum mer, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam[=a] year. [root]292.] The season of the year in which the sun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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