Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLACKIE, n.1

1. The blackbird, Turdus merula. Gen.Sc. Lnk. 1923 J. S. Martin Sc. Earth 35:
I hear the gowd-nebbed blackie at his singin'.
Dmf. 1908 J. L. Waugh Robbie Doo (1914) ii.:
I used to watch the . . . blackies fleein' aboot the aipple tree.

Comb.: “grund blackie, one which builds its nest on or in the ground” (ne., centr.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

2. The carrion-crow, Corvus corone. See Black-neb, n.4

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