black game


another name for black grouse (def. 1)

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Examples from the Web for black game

Historical Examples of black game

  • Black-game furnish an example of a very simple form of courtship flight, but it is associated with curious antics on the ground.

    Birds in Flight

    W. P. Pycraft

  • Passage peregrines are, of course, much more likely to succeed with grouse and black-game than eyesses.

  • With black-game the first stoop is generally the most deadly, but it must be made from a high pitch.

  • Black-game are as keen as red grouse on oats, and a few sheaves thrown about always attracts them.