carrier pigeon


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carrier pigeon

n.
1. A homing pigeon, especially one trained to carry messages.
2. Any of various breeds of large domestic pigeons having prominent wattles around the beak.

carrier pigeon

n
(Breeds) any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages

car′rier pig`eon


n.
1. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a large wattle.
2. a homing pigeon.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messagescarrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messages
homing pigeon, homer - pigeon trained to return home
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A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
A carrier pigeon flies home, and so we say it "knows" the way.
"Of what use would the carrier pigeons then be?" said Cornelius to Rosa, "as you, my dear girl, would not be able to read what I should write to you, nor to write to me your thoughts in return."
One local said it was clearly a racing pigeon, while another suggested an appropriate punishment would be community service as a carrier pigeon.
Two years earlier, in 1942, carrier pigeon Winkie saved an RAF bomber crew downed in the North Sea by flying 120 miles to raise the alarm.
Cher Ami, or Dear Friend, the carrier pigeon who wouldn't quit, lived up to her name, saving the lives of 194 American troops of the "Lost Battalion" of the 77th Infantry Division, isolated behind enemy lines during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne offensive in eastern France.
WHEN someone appears before an independent disciplinary commission after being charged with some misdemeanour by the FA, their chances of getting off are similar to those of Captain Blackadder, up on a court martial for allegedly shooting a carrier pigeon.
If Mrs May's carrier pigeon gets lost and finds its way to EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels he should not be too eager to open the cannister attached to its leg.
Sometimes the questions come by mail, sometimes by snail, sometimes by carrier pigeon. This week's question for the hosts of Unorthodox comes by Facebook, where members of the Unorthodox Facebook group have been interrogating the question, "Is interrupting a male thingor is it just Jewish?"
Wallance vividly conveys the logistical challenges and daily intrigue of operating a spy ring in that time and place: coordinating the arrival of boats and swimmers to transport letters; sending messages by carrier pigeon; trying to determine what information was real and how much to reveal at any point.
"I must reiterate that the restraining order is still in place and you must not contact her - whether it's by carrier pigeon or WhatsApp.