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Birdie   /bˈərdi/   Listen
Birdie

noun
1.
(golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole.
2.
Badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers.  Synonyms: bird, shuttle, shuttlecock.



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"Birdie" Quotes from Famous Books



... stage is easy to reach—indeed, too easy. The "well- known actresses" are not Ellen Terry, Irene Vanbrugh and Marie Tempest, but Miss Birdie Vavasour, who has discovered a new way of darkening the hair, and Miss Girlie de Tracy, who has been arrested for shop-lifting. In the same way, the more the Press insists that a writer is "well-known," ...
— Not that it Matters • A. A. Milne

... pause; thou hast no cause To grudge me the sight of fishbones white. Thine is the only nest now to find. Show it me, birdie; be calm, be kind. ...
— Ionica • William Cory (AKA William Johnson)

... "You whistled it, birdie!" Bernadine caroled. "I'm going to have ten or twelve, each one weirder than all the others. I told you I was a prophet—I'm going to hang out my shingle. Wholesale and retail prophecy; special rates for large parties." Her voice was drowned out in ...
— Masters of Space • Edward Elmer Smith

... he told you? Senor the ranger is to be hanged at the dawn unless he finds his tongue for Governor Megales. Ho, ho! Our birdie must speak even if he doesn't sing." And with that as a parting shot the man clanged the door to after him ...
— Bucky O'Connor • William MacLeod Raine

... a birdie fleet That I might wing a flight, And bear to them a message sweet Each morning, noon and night. Twould be to me a perfect treat To see their ...
— Marjorie's New Friend • Carolyn Wells

... for his massive frame is showing decline. The mother wore shoes, but the lion-like physique of other days was broken. The children had grown up. Rob, the image of his father, was loud and rough with laughter. Birdie, my school baby of six, had grown to a picture of maiden beauty, tall and tawny. "Edgar is gone," said the mother, with head half bowed,—"gone to work in Nashville; he and ...
— The Souls of Black Folk • W. E. B. Du Bois

... softly and gently stroked his gray feathers until the little creature seemed to lose all fear of her. That evening Granny taught her a Christmas hymn and told her another beautiful Christmas story. Then Gretchen made up a funny little story to tell to the birdie. He winked his eyes and turned his head from side to side in such a droll fashion that Gretchen laughed until the ...
— The Children's Book of Christmas Stories • Various

... he had! And a bureau, and a boot-blacking jigger, and a feather bed, and curtains, and truck in his room. Strange fellers used to open their eyes when they saw that room. 'Helloo-o!' they'd say, 'whose little birdie have we here?' And other remarks that hurt our feelings considerable. Jonesy, he said the fellers were a rank lot of barbarians. He said it to old Neighbour Case's face, and he and the old man came ...
— Red Saunders • Henry Wallace Phillips

... tint a-head, An' my auld toothless Bawtie's dead; The tulzie's sair 'tween Pitt and Fox, And our guid wife's wee birdie cocks; The tane is game, a bluidie devil, But to the hen-birds unco civil: The tither's something dour o' treadin', But better stuff ne'er claw'd a midden— Ye ministers, come mount the pu'pit, An' cry till ye be hearse an' roupet, For Eighty-eight he wish'd you weel, An' gied you a' baith ...
— The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. • Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham

... burnies trot, [every, brooklets] And meet below my theekit cot; [thatched] The scented birk and hawthorn white [birch] Across the pool their arms unite, Alike to screen the birdie's nest, And little fishes' caller rest: [cool] The sun blinks kindly in the biel', [shelter] Where ...
— Robert Burns - How To Know Him • William Allan Neilson

... thy mite like nature her rain,— What if no birdie should chant thee a strain; What if no daisy should smile on the lea; The ...
— Revised Edition of Poems • William Wright

... bird, you would think there was some magnetic attraction in the love line between them. There may be, before hand. But let the cat once touch its sought-for, and I assure you there is no love lost. By some accident or other, the little birdie ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870 • Various

... A birdie with a yellow bill Hopped upon the window sill, Cocked his shining eye and said: "Ain't you shamed, ...
— Here and Now Story Book - Two- to seven-year-olds • Lucy Sprague Mitchell

... without a note of joy, hops along the snow to the dining-room window, and, turning his little head aside, looks up. He is hungry and cold. Little Minnette, clasping her hands behind her back, stands and looks at him, and says, "Po' birdie!" They appear to understand each other. The sparrow gets his crumb; but he knows too much to let Minnette get hold of him. Neither of these little things could take care of itself in a New-England spring not in the depths of it. This is what ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

... range through a natural gap, which was named after the leader, they found themselves in well-grassed country, with a fine stream of water running through it. Their next halting-place was at a creek they called the Birdie, and they now found numerous camps of the natives, though as yet they did not come into contact with them. The next creek was named the Patrick, which was followed down for some distance through very ...
— The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888 • Ernest Favenc

... A Birdie cocked his little head, Winked his eye at me and said, "Say, are you a Pussy Willer, Or just ...
— The Kitten's Garden of Verses • Oliver Herford

... hale strucken 'oor this gaed on, an' sometimes I akwilly thocht I fand the bed shakin'. Oor birdie (he hings at the winda) began to wheek-wheek wi' fear, an I wanted Sandy to rise an' ...
— My Man Sandy • J. B. Salmond

... her chief admiration. Birdie was fourteen and wore French heels and a pompadour and had beaux. She had worked in the ten-cent store until her misplaced generosity with the glass beads on her counter resulted in her being sent to a reformatory. ...
— Calvary Alley • Alice Hegan Rice

... into a mighty rage and swore a great big oath, and said: "To-morrow, so sure as I live and eat, I'll twist that birdie's neck," and out ...
— English Fairy Tales • Joseph Jacobs (coll. & ed.)

... And Birdie Brown sang Twirrrr twitter twirrrr twee— Apples and cherries, roses and honey; Little Boy Blue has listened to me— All so ...
— At the Back of the North Wind • George MacDonald

... it, birdie." Still eminently friendly, the two walked together to their doors. Belle put up a solid block and paused, irresolute, twisting the toe of one slipper into ...
— The Galaxy Primes • Edward Elmer Smith

... "'Oh, birdie, birdie, will you, pet? Summer is far and far away yet. You'll get silken coats and a velvet bed, And a pillow of satin for ...
— Hildegarde's Holiday - a story for girls • Laura E. Richards

... out of the cage and kisses it] Oh, my little birdie, must it die and go away from ...
— Plays by August Strindberg, Second series • August Strindberg

... with the pretty creature, and let him perch on her finger, when he said, 'Kiss, kiss, little birdie,' which she gladly did, petting and stroking him at the ...
— The Grey Fairy Book • Various

... fluttering down out of the tree, and settled on her hand, and began asking in his dumb way to be noticed. Mary stroked his white feathers, and bent her head down over them till they were wet with tears. "Oh, birdie, you live, but he is gone!" she said. Then suddenly putting it gently from her, and going near and throwing her arms around her mother's neck,—"Mother," she said, "I want to go up to Cousin Ellen's." (This was the familiar name by which ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859 • Various



Words linked to "Birdie" :   shoot, golf game, badminton equipment, shuttlecock, score, golf



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