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yaffle

(ˈjæfəl)
n
(Animals) another name for green woodpecker
[C18: imitative of its cry]
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Today, from 7pm, various venues An all-day event at the Zanzibar with proceeds to the Spider Project will feature music from Only Child, right, The Cheap Thrills, Professor Yaffle, and Shamona.
Wednesday morning saw Vin B hopping about Gorse Hill like Professor Yaffle following a wake-up call from Bagpuss.
Secondly, I heard the yaffle of a green woodpecker, no doubt busy sorting out its breeding territory.
A Bass Strait B Investigate Strait C Cook Strait D Foveaux Strait QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: In which children's TV series did the wooden woodpecker called Professor Yaffle appear?
The original Bagpuss is now kept in the Heritage Museum in Emily's home town of Canterbury, Kent, along with the other toys from the series, - Madeleine the ragdoll, Gabriel the toad, pompous professor Yaffle and the mice.
The 'old fat furry catpuss' would examine them in the company of his friends, while know-all woodpecker Professor Yaffle - apparently based on Bertrand Russell - watched on.
After reciting a verse, Bagpuss and all his chums - wooden bookend Professor Yaffle, rag doll Madeline, Gabriel the Toad and the squeaky mice from the mouse organ - would come to life.
FINAL POSITION 2 ARSENAL: Professor Yaffle lookalike Arsene Wenger (look it up) seems to be the main reason why the Gunners won't win the title.
Bagpuss spinning the decks at a Camden club, while Professor Yaffle raps along to the hardcore beat?
In addition, Yaffle provides a portal on over 400 experts in a range of fields.
37 WHO did Emily, Gabriel, Madeleine, the mice and Professor Yaffle help?
Career: He developed a comedy act as "operatic tenor and sausage knotter" Professor Yaffle Chuckabutty while working in clubs in the early 1950s.