THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC
Origin of water rail
Words nearby water rail
Example sentences from the Web for water rail
Couch gives some facts of interest relating to the mode of escape practised by the water-rail, swan, and some other aquatic birds.Animal Intelligence|George J. Romanes
The hawk dropped the water-rail and flew down to the lure and suffered herself to be taken.
I once turned out a dozen water-hens, a brown owl, a woodcock, and a water-rail from one little withe patch.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish
A cause of deep regret, indeed,Had the door opened at the knocking of the water-rail!
The boys went to see the nest and found eleven eggs in it, like those of the water-rail but larger.