storm-cock

noun

another name for mistle thrush

Nearby words

  1. storm trooper,
  2. storm troops,
  3. storm warning,
  4. storm watch,
  5. storm window,
  6. storm-trooper,
  7. stormbound,
  8. stormer,
  9. storming,
  10. stormless

Word Origin for storm-cock

C18: so called because it was believed to give forewarning of bad weather

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