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n.1.(Zool.) The European garden warbler (Sylvia hortensis or Currica, hortensis); - called also beccafico and greater pettychaps.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Trimalchio's dishes are often delicacies disguised as meagre fare: the spiced figpecker hidden in a hard shell (33); the delicacies hidden under a dish covered with the signs of the zodiac and unsophisticated scraps of food (35-36); and the sausages and black-puddings that come spilling out of a boar that the cook has supposedly forgotten to gut (49).