jackdaw

[ UK /d‍ʒˈækdɔː/ ]
NOUN
  1. common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
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How To Use jackdaw In A Sentence

  • A clothesline is the strongest indication that this battered house is occupied, although jackdaws seem to be nesting in the chimney.
  • There are two sub-families: The Corvinae includes crows, ravens, nutcrackers, jackdaws, and rooks, while jays, magpies, and choughs compose the Garrulinae.
  • And jackdaws say they can sort you for whiz, pills and charlie.
  • And the jackdaw, unheedful, sought to roost the forbidden bough, though hands reached out in anguish and the world hushed.
  • He's got a nasty old splint on the inside of his knee and it often flares up,’ said the Jackdaws Castle trainer.
  • It was above Jackdaw Crag that my mobile phone glowed yellow like a jellyfish when inadvertently trodden on. Country diary: Grasmere, Lake District
  • The corvines - crows, rooks, jays, magpies and jackdaws - are relentless stealers of other birds' eggs and chicks.
  • He pointed out that not only pigeons live in the South Parade area, but ravens, jackdaws, collared doves, blackbirds, thrushes, wagtails, tits and the now-endangered house sparrow.
  • Epops (the hoopoe), sometime called Tereus, and now King of the Birds, they determine, under the direction of a raven and a jackdaw, to seek from him and his subject birds a city free from all care and strife. The Birds
  • In the distance, a vast flock of jackdaws funnels upwards from the trees and lazily circling, follows the fleeting sunlight over my head, uttering in unison their loud ‘chack-chack’ contact calls on the way to roost.
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