birding (n.)
hunting small birds
MW III.iii.218[Page to all] we'll a-birding together
MW III.v.42[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford] Her husband goes this morning a-birding
MW IV.ii.53[Mistress Ford to Falstaff, of hiding from the men in the chimney] There they always use to discharge their birding pieces
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