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prairie owl

Origin of prairie owl
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Here and there a prairie owl would whirl low to the ground with a throaty chuckle for a time, but that soon ceased.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • No living thing stirred, save now and then a prairie owl flitting through the gloom added to the sombre desolation of the scene.

    The Great Lone Land W. F. Butler
  • It was eight of the clock when came that final warning whistle of prairie owl.

    Where the Trail Divides

    Will Lillibridge

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