Wild Geese


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Wild Geese

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(Historical Terms) the Wild Geese the Irish expatriates who served as professional soldiers with the Catholic powers of Europe, esp France, from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries
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The wind being adverse, the boat was again sent on shore on the following morning, and the same gentlemen again landed, but promised to come off at a moment's warning; they again forgot their promise in their eager pursuit of wild geese and seawolves.
Larks trilled unseen above the velvety green fields and the ice-covered stubble-land; peewits wailed over the low lands and marshes flooded by the pools; cranes and wild geese flew high across the sky uttering their spring calls.
When wild geese honk high of nights, and when women without sealskin coats grow kind to their husbands, and when Soapy moves uneasily on his bench in the park, you may know that winter is near at hand.
"I heard of a man, once, who invaded the nesting grounds of wild geese," Maud said.
Not even rats in the wall, for they were starved out, or rather were never baited in -- only squirrels on the roof and under the floor, a whip-poor-will on the ridge-pole, a blue jay screaming beneath the window, a hare or woodchuck under the house, a screech owl or a cat owl behind it, a flock of wild geese or a laughing loon on the pond, and a fox to bark in the night.
Large flocks of wild geese were seen passing over the country, which hovered, for a time, around the hidden sheet of water, apparently searching for a resting-place; and then, on finding them selves excluded by the chill covering, would soar away to the north, filling the air with discordant screams, as if venting their complaints at the tardy operations of Nature.
In the valleys her and there might be seen a small flock of wild geese, an everywhere the ground was so soft that the snipe were abl to feed.
"Wild geese are an important part of Scotland's nature, but their rapid rise in numbers has been challenging for farmers and crofters.
MEAT from wild geese shot on Orkney will go on sale across Scotland for the first time.
She added: "Wild geese are an important part of Scotland's nature but their rapid rise in numbers has been challenging for farmers and crofters.
His main preoccupation is targeting rats, using both guns and terrier dogs, but he also traps moles, that damage pastures, and clears wild geese, that soil farmland with their droppings, by shooting into the air to frighten them off.
bees 33 LONDON IRISH WG 12 BUOYANT Bees continue to cling onto their National League Division Two South status with a compelling five-try victory over London Irish Wild Geese.