moose bird


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

moose \moose\ (m[=oo]s), n. [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah;
   Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]
   1. (Zool.) A large cervine mammal (Alces alces syn. {Alces
      machlis}, syn Alces Americanus), native of the Northern
      United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large
      as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It
      closely resembles the European elk, and by many Zoologists
      is considered the same species. See Elk.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A member of the Progressive Party; a Bull Moose.
      [Obsolescent. Cant, from the early 1900's.]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

   2. [capitalized] A member of the fraternal organization named
      Loyal Order of Moose.
      [PJC]

   Moose bird (Zool.), the Canada jayor whisky jack. See
      Whisky jack.

   Moose deer. Same as Moose.

   Moose yard (Zool.), a locality where moose, in winter, herd
      together in a forest to feed and for mutual protection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whisky \Whis"ky\, Whiskey \Whis"key\, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge
   water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha
   whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.]
   An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc.,
   especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In
   the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize,
   rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made
   from malted barley.
   [1913 Webster]

   Bourbon whisky, corn whisky made in Bourbon County,
      Kentucky.

   Crooked whisky. See under Crooked.

   Whisky Jack (Zool.), the Canada jay ({Perisoreus
      Canadensis}). It is noted for its fearless and familiar
      habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the
      winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter
      beneath. Called also moose bird.
      [1913 Webster] Whiskyfied
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