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Related to dicky-bird: dickey bird
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Noun1.dicky-bird - small bird; adults talking to children sometimes use these words to refer to small birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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The scientific name of this dicky-bird is Porcus Rockefelleri .
We do not sigh over dead dicky-birds with the bailiff in the house, and when we do not know where on earth to get our next shilling from, we do not worry as to whether our mistress' smiles are cold, or hot, or lukewarm, or anything else about them.
But despite his effort, Dave Roster has yet to hear a dicky-bird about the whereabouts of beloved African grey, Archie.