Definitions starting with S

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spirit bird, sperit bird

[cf. SPERIT, from belief that it foretells of a death in a household by lighting on the roof] n. a black bird (Antrostomus carolinensis?). cf. DEAD—PEOPLE BIRD, DEATH BIRD, DEATH MESSENGER, GRAVEYARD BIRD. (Black)

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Last update: 2011-10-26 17:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Krystal King:
Sperit Bird is another term used for black crow. In most cases when black crows appear we know that someone is going to die. The person i interviewed is from Nassau and she heard the term in Cat Island when she was younger by her parents and grandparents walking from the graveyard saying "The sperit birds soon come"
Added at: 2013-09-23 02:07