old bird

  1. jocular a wary and astute person

Words Nearby old bird

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How to use old bird in a sentence

  • Tough old bird that he was, I always thought he would outlive us all.

  • I visited this nest several times, and saw the old bird feeding her young.

  • "I know what's the matter with that damned old bird," he said.

    Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
  • She wouldn't have minded the doctor, he said, but she would naturally want to keep the old bird out of the swim.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • The feet of a young chicken are smooth and soft; whereas, those of an old bird are rough, hard, and scaly.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • He is a kind old bird, though he holds his neck so crooked and looks like there was nothing to smile at in the whole wide world.

    Outa Karel's Stories | Sanni Metelerkamp