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gaulin

/góhlin/, golden /gówlin/, goulding, galding [Car.; cf. Scots gawlin a fowl less than a duck CSD] n. various herons: the green heron, Buto­rides virescens; the little blue heron, Florida coerulea; the Louisiana heron, Hydranassa tricolor; the black crowned night heron, Nycti­corax nycticorax (all Paterson 1972:21-30). 1782 Galdings (Bruce 46). 1880 Gollden (Cory 173). 1910 Goldens, pronounced gauldings (Northop 63). 1918 Be-Golden.. .eat crabs too much (Parsons 49). The cat trying to catch one of them gaulin (Nassau). cf. NIGHT GAULIN, CRAB CATCHER 1, POOR JOE, SWITCHING-NECK (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-11-08 01:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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