bird-scarer


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Noun1.bird-scarer - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seedsbird-scarer - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
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Perhaps the double bang had been a bird-scarer but it had given me pause for thought that, overall, I had made the right choice by taking up the pen rather than join Ross Kemp in the SAS.
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Take John Gillett's bird-scarer, for example, which the Oxford museum keeps in its stores.
Earlier measures, including destroying nests and using a bird-scarer system, failed to work.
Graham Smith has added bird-scarer to his role as parade-ring safety officer following two recent incidents involving seagulls on the track during racing.
Is the appointment of a full-time bird-scarer, we wonder, among the assurances that manager Richard Money will seek from the board at the end of the season?
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The hydrogen bomb, originally designed as a novelty bird-scarer, soon took on a more sinister role in world history.
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