summer bird

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Summer \Sum"mer\, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin
   to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. &
   Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr.
   sam[=a] year. [root]292.]
   The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly
   upon any region; the warmest period of the year.
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   Note: North of the equator summer is popularly taken to
         include the months of June, July, and August.
         Astronomically it may be considered, in the northern
         hemisphere, to begin with the summer solstice, about
         June 21st, and to end with the autumnal equinox, about
         September 22d.
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   Indian summer, in North America, a period of warm weather
      late in autumn, usually characterized by a clear sky, and
      by a hazy or smoky appearance of the atmosphere,
      especially near the horizon. The name is derived probably
      from the custom of the Indians of using this time in
      preparation for winter by laying in stores of food.

   Saint Martin's summer. See under Saint.

   Summer bird (Zool.), the wryneck. [Prov. Eng.]

   Summer colt, the undulating state of the air near the
      surface of the ground when heated. [Eng.]

   Summer complaint (Med.), a popular term for any diarrheal
      disorder occurring in summer, especially when produced by
      heat and indigestion.

   Summer coot (Zool.), the American gallinule. [Local, U.S.]

   Summer cypress (Bot.), an annual plant (Kochia Scoparia)
      of the Goosefoot family. It has narrow, ciliate, crowded
      leaves, and is sometimes seen in gardens.

   Summer duck. (Zool.)
   (a) The wood duck.
   (b) The garganey, or summer teal. See Illust. of Wood duck,
       under Wood.

   Summer fallow, land uncropped and plowed, etc., during the
      summer, in order to pulverize the soil and kill the weeds.

   Summer rash (Med.), prickly heat. See under Prickly.

   Summer sheldrake (Zool.), the hooded merganser. [Local,

   Summer snipe. (Zool.)
   (a) The dunlin.
   (b) The common European sandpiper.
   (c) The green sandpiper.

   Summer tanager (Zool.), a singing bird (Piranga rubra)
      native of the Middle and Southern United States. The male
      is deep red, the female is yellowish olive above and
      yellow beneath. Called also summer redbird.

   Summer teal (Zool.), the blue-winged teal. [Local, U.S.]

   Summer wheat, wheat that is sown in the spring, and matures
      during the summer following. See Spring wheat.

   Summer yellowbird. (Zool.) See Yellowbird.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wryneck \Wry"neck\, n. (Med.)
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   1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck
      is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the
      muscles of the neck; torticollis.
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   2. a person suffering from torticollis.

   3. (Zool.) Any one of several species of Old World birds of
      the genus Jynx or subfamily Jynginae, allied to the
      woodpeckers; especially, the common European species
      (Jynx torguilla); -- so called from its habit of turning
      the neck around in different directions. Called also
      cuckoo's mate, snakebird, summer bird, tonguebird,
      and writheneck.
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