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Origin of magpie
Words nearby magpie
Example sentences from the Web for magpie
Television is a magpie, and it will take back to its stuffed nest whatever shiny things it can find.
Instead, he was more of a magpie, listening to what came before and incorporating it into his own inimitable music.J.J. Cale, Dead at 74, Was a Songwriter Beyond Compare|Malcolm Jones|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And best of all, the empty chatter of the magpie Mrs. Hanway-Harley—who knows nothing, being a fool!The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
On the following day the Magpie called for the kettle they had borrowed.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
He let her slip to the ground, and then assisted her to mount Magpie, and thus they rode slowly back to camp.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
Then the magpie got angry and said: "One's enough, I tell you!"Good Stories For Great Holidays|Frances Jenkins Olcott
On going up to the bush they discovered a magpie crouched among the leaves.The Romany Rye|George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for magpie
- the outmost ring but one on a target
- a shot that hits this ring