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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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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.
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.
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My mind began to wander: why would there be birdcages at sea?
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The clouds are symbolic of dreams; gods and demons enter and exit the canvas as symbols of evil and good; the freedom of thoughts and ideas are trapped by the birdcages that balance on the heads of its protagonists.
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