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buckwheat

buckwheat  

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A pseudocereal, the fruit of the herb Fagopyrum esculentum, which is not a grass; also known as Saracen corn and, when cooked, as kasha (Russian). Siberian or kangra buckwheat (tatary) is F. ...
duck

duck  

Ducks and drakes a game of throwing flat stones so that they skim along the surface of water; in figurative use, play ducks and drakes with trifle with; treat frivolously or wastefully.get one's ...
geese

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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Geese were kept in small numbers except in Norfolk. In his Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain (...

geese

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

all one's geese are swans one characteristically exaggerates the merits of undistinguished persons or things; the use of goose and ...

poultry

poultry  

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General term for farmyard birds (as opposed to wild game birds) kept for eggs and/or meat; chicken, duck, goose, guinea fowl, pigeon, and turkey.

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