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n.1.(Zool.) The missel thrush.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Its willingness to sing in all weather earned it the name "Stormcock" in old English.
The album Stormcock, featuring his big pal Jimmy Page, is usually cited as the pinnacle of Roy Harper's extensive recording career.
On a rough count, the mistle-thrush, the hero of Thomas Hardy's poem "The Darkling Thrush," has more than thirty separate and distinct names, such as stormcock and shrite, disregarding those that seem to be merely spelling or pronunciation variants.
The male's song is strongest just after and even during rain showers, earning him the nickname of "stormcock".