Sea fowl

Related to Sea fowl: Sea birds

Sea´ fowl`

1.(Zool.) Any bird which habitually frequents the sea, as an auk, gannet, gull, tern, or petrel; also, all such birds, collectively.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As a duet, the song may continue with the maiden's demands of him ("Now, sir, you have questioned me three times three/But I might ask as many as thee"), beginning with her wanting him to buy her an acre of land "between salt water and the sea sand." He may then be required to plough it with a team of mice, sow it with a pepper box, reap it with a sea fowl's quill, or shear it with a sickle of leather, bind it up with a peacock feather, a rope made of heather, or a hummingbird feather, carry it home on the back of a snail, send it to mill on a butterfly's back, then thrash it well in a boardless barn that hangs from the sky by a fine thread of yarn.