How splendidly the old bird forgets herself in her efforts to defend and hide her young!
How can he build a nest, when the old bird has got all the moss and the feathers?
But when it is an old bird that your setter is trailing, his actions are a curious mixture of cunning and fascination.
"Here's your old bird," she chattered, when Mr. Hartman answered her knock.
Mr. Grey's reply had simply been to the effect that you cannot twice catch an old bird with chaff.
As for the old bird, no other name could have suited him so well.
In front of him Colonel Marshall Adams pranced like an old bird kicking his wings.
"The old bird has some pep left, after all," he whispered to Will.
I visited this nest several times, and saw the old bird feeding her young.
Hes part of the fixtures—old bird is; but he aint about now.
An old man; gaffer, geezer (1853+)