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rare bird

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rare bird

noun phrase

Someone or something quite different and remarkable: rare bird of a man who will do housework

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I once came on a considerable flock of the rare bird, the siskin.

    The Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls
  • Although not by any means a rare bird, with us jays are shy and wary.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • It was full of purple eggs, and there was the rare bird he had seen but once.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • We had a wonderful chance to study the coloring of this rare bird.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • The idea of shooting a rare bird like this at the breeding season.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • Wherever he chances to observe a rare bird, he halts, encamps, and is "at home."

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • My writing is to me a precious thing—and a rare bird—and a Babylonish jade.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane

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