birdcage


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bird·cage

 (bûrd′kāj′)
n.
1. A cage for birds.
2. Slang The controlled air traffic space near an airport.

birdcage

(ˈbɜːdˌkeɪdʒ)
n
1. a wire or wicker cage in which captive birds are kept
2. any object of a similar shape, construction, or purpose
3. Austral and NZ an area on a racecourse where horses parade before a race
4. informal NZ a second-hand car dealer's yard

bird•cage

(ˈbɜrdˌkeɪdʒ)

n.
1. a cage for confining birds.
2. Slang. the airspace over an airport, together with the airplanes in it.
[1480–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birdcage - a cage in which a bird can be keptbirdcage - a cage in which a bird can be kept  
cage, coop - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
Translations
lintuhäkki
鳥かご
cavea
fågelbur

birdcage

[ˈbɜːdkeɪdʒ] Njaula f de pájaro; (large, outdoor) → pajarera f

birdcage

bird cage [ˈbɜːrdkeɪdʒ] ncage f à oiseauxbird feeder nmangeoire fbird food nnourriture f pour oiseaux
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He seemed to be driven out of his rooms into the streets, and he walked up and down Birdcage Walk, his heart throbbing with joy.
For nine o'clock in the morning the Birdcage Walk was marvellously deserted.
If the members of a religious persuasion built a chapel there - as the members of eighteen religious persuasions had done - they made it a pious warehouse of red brick, with sometimes (but this is only in highly ornamental examples) a bell in a birdcage on the top of it.
Obtaining the permission he desired, he darted off with breathless eagerness, and, still carrying the birdcage in his hand, made straight towards the spot.
Those who know it call it The Birdcage - it is so full of whisperings and whistlings and chirrupings.
Of this beauty, to which my poor feeble tongue has failed to do justice, countless princes, not only of that country, but of others, were enamoured, and among them a private gentleman, who was at the court, dared to raise his thoughts to the heaven of so great beauty, trusting to his youth, his gallant bearing, his numerous accomplishments and graces, and his quickness and readiness of wit; for I may tell your highnesses, if I am not wearying you, that he played the guitar so as to make it speak, and he was, besides, a poet and a great dancer, and he could make birdcages so well, that by making them alone he might have gained a livelihood, had he found himself reduced to utter poverty; and gifts and graces of this kind are enough to bring down a mountain, not to say a tender young girl.
There is a light, bright colour scheme and new birdcage booths, complete with chandeliers, that can seat up to 10 customers.
Recently, the company added High Quality Birdcage Centerpieces to their online shop set at reasonable prices, a great way to spice up a wedding or special event.
Joe explained to Amos that although no one has the moon always, he could perhaps catch the moon's image in a birdcage hung over his mirror one or twice a month.
IChemE will relocate its London office to One Birdcage Walk in August 2016.
Perennial favorite Birdcage at the Semiramis InterContinental is going stronger than ever with showstopping dish presentations, complex flavors and impeccable service.
The following meetings will be held at the Institution's HQ: One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ on Wednesday 25 May 2016: