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(Military) military US an inexperienced, untrained, or clumsy soldier, esp one employed on menial duties
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n. Slang.
1. an army recruit.
2. a soldier assigned to cleaning the grounds or other menial tasks as punishment.
3. a convict; prisoner.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.yardbird - a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
military recruit, recruit - a recently enlisted soldier
2.yardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prisonyardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
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It's a mixture of Yardbird's classics with guest guitarists including Jeff Beck and Brian May and new numbers written by McCarty.
The derelict Whitehouse, on the corner of Berry Street and Duke Street, near the city centre, has been transformed into Yardbird - after years of debate about what should happen to the famous landmark.
More at thsh.co.uk/jazzlines From there head for The Yardbird near the new Library of Birmingham for bassist James Banner and his band Jamboree.
THURSDAY Paul Dunmall & Mark Sanders: The Yardbird Jazz Club, Paradise Circus, Birmingham, 9pm, free.
The in-form trainer, who started his Kempton afternoon by landing the juvenile hurdle with stable second-string Red Flare, plundered a big-money pot with Yardbird, who bagged the pounds 40,000 3m handicap chase 12 months after finishing second in the same race.
The Duggan Profiles Novice Hurdle looks a trappy affair, but Charlie Yardbird is the least exposed runner in the line up and might shade it.
And he should grab another two winners at Cork today when Cleni Boy runs in the novices hurdle and Charlie Yardbird goes for the bumper.
More at bearwoodjazz.co.uk ||If listening rather than playing is more your thing, then no one will expect you to join the Tim Bowes Trio at The Yardbird today - well, not until later, anyway.
Trio Riot: The Yardbird Jazz Club, Paradise Circus, Birmingham, 9pm, free.
Key stat Paul Carberry has a 25 per cent strike-rate (11 winners from 44 rides) in chases at Leopardstown in the last five seasons and is on board the Noel Meade-trained Charlie Yardbird
Outsiders have a good record in this - indeed, at the whole meeting - and we won't be complaining if YARDBIRD can do the job for us at 25-1 in various places .
But for once I was prepared to risk life, limb and eardrums by entering Birmingham's newest jazz club - The Yardbird.