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pity-ma-dick

(Black); piramidig [cf. DM pirarnadig idem "echoic for the bird's cry"] n. a bird, the nighthawk (Chordeiles minor): 1880 Little night-hawk„ .Pira-mi-dink (Cory 107). 1910 Cuban nighthawk. . .called "Piramidig" by the natives (Northrop 58). Also pretty-ma-dick, peter-ma-dick (Eleu.); pilly-ma-dick (Exuma, White); penny-ma-dick (Mayag., San Sal.); pinny-ma-dick (Rum Cay). = FILLER-MA-DICK, KILLER-KA-DICK

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2012-12-03 21:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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