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Saw-whet   Listen
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Saw-whet  n.  (Zool.) A small North American owl (Nyctale Acadica), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; called also Acadian owl.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Saw-whet" Quotes from Famous Books



... Again I knocked, louder and more insistently. My raps came echoing back emptily. I knocked again. A door, creaking on rusty hinges, swung slowly inward, but no one peered out, inviting me to enter. I backed away from the yawning cavern, blacker than the starless night, into the open road. A little saw-whet owl, seeking, as I was, supper, swooped by on muffled wings, and sawed wood, saying nothing. I jeered back at him, and felt my courage rising. I stepped up resolutely to the next house and beat upon its door. There was instant commotion, a rattling of pans, the clink of dishes as though some ...
— A Mountain Boyhood • Joe Mills



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