Pickmire Pick"mire`, n. [So called from its picking its food from the mire.] (Zo["o]l.) The pewit, or black-headed gull. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pickmire — [pickmire an erroneous book name for the pickmaw: prob. a copyist s or printer s error. Appears in Bewick s Brit. Birds, 1808, vol. II (not by Bewick) 226, whence in Montagu Ornith. Dict. 1812, Swainson Prov. Names Brit. Birds (E.D.S.), who… …   Useful english dictionary

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