Definition of 'moorhen'
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Example sentences containing 'moorhen'
The fog still gliding in and out --- like a suspicious moorhen treading water with its prodigious pale toes on a busy river.BEHINDLINGS (2002) PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW (2002)
His hand smacked the roof of his car with a crack that sent a bank-strolling moorhen leaping into the river in alarm.THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE (2002)
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