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blue heron

noun
1.
any of the American varieties of heron with bluish or bluish-gray plumage, as the great blue heron.
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  • He laughed softly; and just then the blue heron came back to the Perdu.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The extraordinary antics of the blue heron caught their eyes.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Their nesting habits and eggs are very similar to those of the blue heron.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • In fact, he had no idea that any such creature as a blue heron existed.

    Hoof and Claw Charles G. D. Roberts
  • A fourth blue heron appears, and drops into the grass out of sight.

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey
  • Do you happen to know where we can find Longlegs the blue heron?

  • I'm a blue heron, that's what I am, though some folks think I'm a stork or a crane.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • Who ever saw a blue heron with his jewel eye dimmed or his natural force abated?

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • The blue heron rose heavily from the backwater, and winged his slow flight high above the trees.

    Creatures of the Night Alfred W. Rees

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