1.A pet name for any small bird.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As its title suggests, Mabel Dearmer's A Noah's Ark Geography: A True Account Of The Travels And Adventures Of Kit, Jum-Jum, And The Cockyolly Bird, published by Macmillan in both London and New York in 1900 is not a conventional adaptation of the biblical narrative at all.