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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail; A man who is a stupid incompetent fool v. - Repeat monotonously, like a certain bird repeats his call.

Usage examples (35)
  • The cuckoo is not to be seen on the furze; the leaves are withering and the trees complaining of the cold.
  • The cuckoo is a pretty bird, it sings as it flies,
  • The cuckoo is a pretty bird, she sings as she flies,
  • Oh, the cuckoo is a pretty bird, he sings as he flies, for more
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