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General Crossword Questions for “jackdaw”

  • Small species of crow
  • Member of crow family noted for thieving
  • Grey-headed crow
  • Thieving member of crow family
  • Larcenous member of crow family
  • Crow
  • Bird sailor associated with break of day, mostly
  • Sailor raises pile of money to pick up bird
  • Thieving bird

Encyclopedia

  • The Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), sometimes known as the Eurasian Jackdaw, European Jackdaw, Western Jackdaw, or formerly simply the daw, is a dark-plumaged passerine bird in the crow family. It is found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and four subspecies are recognised. — “Jackdaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • It is closely related to the Eurasian Jackdaw. The name derives from the Dauria region of eastern Russia. It is the same size or perhaps slightly smaller (32 cm in length) than the latter species, with the same proportions and identical habits. — “Daurian Jackdaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Jackdaw were a Celtic rock band from Buffalo, NY from 2000-2009. Jackdaw won Buffalo's Best Rock Band (and on one occasion beating fellow nominee the Goo Goo Dolls), presented by the free publication Artvoice, in. — “Jackdaw (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Her friends repeated the pleasing phrase enthusiastically, and for several minutes she stood, like a jackdaw in the fable, enjoying her borrowed plumes, while the rest chattered like a party of magpies. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • I presume, my lord, we shall receive the usual witnesses' fees, shan't we? We are considerably out of pocket over this bally pressman johnny, this jackdaw of Rheims, who has not even been to a university. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • She was changed into a bird, which even now has a passion for gold, the jackdaw {namely}, black-footed, and covered with black feathers. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • Presently it began to grow light enough to read, so I drew out a little pocket copy of the "Ingoldsby Legends" which I had brought with me, and read "The Jackdaw of Rheims." When I got to where... — “King Solomon's Mines” by H Rider Haggard
  • At which times they would approach as near as they durst, and imitate my actions after the manner of monkeys, but ever with great signs of hatred; as a tame jackdaw with cap and stockings is always persecuted by the wild ones, when he happens to be got among them. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift

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