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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call; An obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker; Someone who collects things that have been discarded by others.

Usage examples (36)
  • Storm teased her over what he termed her magpie mind, which picked up snippets of information to store for future airing.
  • GRANT: The magpie is quiet, so Jess Relton asks a favor.
  • She opted to automatically add the tag magpie to identify tweets from advertisers.
  • For the magpie is the cleverest bird of all at building nests. for more
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