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Sedge-hen

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sedge-hen a marsh-hen
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Older form seg—A.S. secg; cf. Low Ger. segge.

Usage

In literature:

Is it known to the little marsh-hen that cunningly builds her nest at the foot of the sedges?
"Virginia: The Old Dominion" by Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
There was a lot of wild-fowl sheltering in the sedge, chiefly wild ducks, and water-hens.
"In the Russian Ranks" by John Morse
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