Rust′y-back, a fern; Rust′y-black′bird, the grackle; Black′-rust, a fungus with dark-coloured spores.
Peering at you from the top of a dark pine tree with its staring yellow eye, the grackle is certainly uncanny.
The way he carried himself and his movements as he walked made Peter think of Creaker the grackle.
The nesting habits and eggs of the sub-species of this grackle do not differ in any particular.
Creaker the grackle with the sun shining on him was truly beautiful.
grackle, grak′l, n. the common name of many birds of the starling family, all tropical or subtropical.
His feathers were like those of Creaker the grackle—iridescent.
The bobolink is a rollicking, jolly fellow; the grackle is solemn, even morose.
The grackle is a tame and familiar bird, and will sometimes build its nest close to the habitation of man.
Recent investigations tend to prove that the grackle or Crow-Blackbird does more good than harm and should be protected.
1772, gracule, from genus name Gracula, Modern Latin fem. from Latin graculus "jackdaw, European crow," perhaps of imitative origin. The anglicized form of the word is attested from 1782.