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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CHACK, Check, n.5 The wheatear, Saxicola œnanthe (Ork. 1866 Edm. Gl.). Also dim. chackie (Ork. 1929 Marw.), and chacks. Cf. Chackart.Sc. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 VII. 547:
The check, the linnet and the sparrow.
Ork. 1805 G. Barry Hist. of Ork. 308:
The White Ear . . . here denominated the chack.
Ork. 1885 C. Swainson Brit. Birds 9:
From its short, quiekly repeated cry, resembling a slight blow, it [wheatear] is called . . . Chack, or Chacks.

[From Chack, v.2, (2).]

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