chough (n.) Old form(s): choughes, Clough
jackdaw
AW IV.i.19[First Lord to all, of what they must speak] chough's language
KL IV.vi.13[disguised Edgar to Gloucester] The crows and choughs that wing the midway air
Mac III.iv.124[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] Augurs and understood relations have / By ... choughs, and rooks brought forth / The secret'st man of blood
MND III.ii.21[Puck to Oberon] russet-pated choughs, many in sort
Tem II.i.271[Antonio to Sebastian, of Gonzalo's talking] I myself could make / A chough of as deep chat [i.e. train a jackdaw to be as profound]
TNK I.i.20[Boy singing] The ... chough hoar ... / May [not] on our bridehouse perch or sing
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