petchary


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petchary

(ˈpɛtʃərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Animals) a grey kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis
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Noun1.petchary - a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical Americapetchary - a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird
kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus - large American flycatcher
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The narrator, identifying himself as the fifth boy in a group of childhood friends, tells the story of another boy in the group, Bruce, an outsider not only in terms of both color and culture (he is white Canadian) but also in terms of sensitivity: his unintended killing of a petchary on one of their birdshooting treks through the countryside distresses him deeply, inexplicably to his friends: "Hush up 'bout it!
No longer boys, the four of us have long drifted away from Bruce, the petchary, and that day in August 1955.
Jamaican history provides the focus again for part 4, Caribbean Petchary, covering the popular unrest of 1938, the granting of universal adult suffrage in 1944, and the hurricane of 1951.