Definitions starting with K

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killer-ka dick, killy-da-dick

[evidently from its cry; cf. querequeté idem (Bond 1960: 127)] n. the mosquito hawk, Chordeiles minor: 1960 (Bond 127). 1977 The killer-ke-dicks arrive in the month of May ... After a show when termites come out of the ground ... [they] fly swiftly through the air feeding on these distructive insects (Albury 30). = PILLY-MA-DICK cf. PITY-MA-DICK, FILLER-MA-DICK (Long, White) 

Tags: animal, bird, noun, onomatopoeia

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Last update: 2010-10-30 01:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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