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sage cock

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noun
  1. the male sage grouse.

Origin of sage cock

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Historical Examples

  • During the first three days he had no food, but on the fourth he shot a sage-cock with his revolver, and ate it raw.

    The Extermination of the American Bison

    William T. Hornaday