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Turkey

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Túrkey. n.s. [gallina turcica, Lat.] A large domestick fowl brought from Turkey.

Here he comes swelling like a turkey-cock. Shakesp.

The turkey-cock hath swelling gills, the hen less. Bacon.

So speeds the wily fox,
Who lately filch'd the turkey's callow care.
Gay.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Gay, John (51) · Shakespeare's Henry V (66)

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