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highhole

[hahy-hohl] /ˈhaɪˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
flicker2 .
Also, highholder
[hahy-hohl-der] /ˈhaɪˌhoʊl dər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of highhole
1785-1795
1785-95; earlier highwale, hewhole, variant of hickwall
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  • This note of the highhole is irrepressibly exuberant and ringing with energy.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • The most common are: flicker, highhole, yellow-hammer, and golden-winged woodpecker.

  • The highhole is in evidence, and his rattling call is calculated to awake the sleepers in that pasture at least.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham

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