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ground owl

noun
1.
the burrowing owl.
Origin of ground owl
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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  • He had saddled that bronco within twenty feet of the ground owl, shivering beneath the hay.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Moved by the doughnut example of the ground owl, he tasted that delicacy.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • He might have been drowned if me and that ground owl there hadnt got him out.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
  • The dish had been drawn over to the elbow of the ground owl, and was out of his reach.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • One may now see, said Mr. Masterson, the hole into which good people can be put by a cowardly outcast of the ground owl type.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Such a spectacle, while it might not instruct the mean intelligence of the ground owl, would have at least advised his caution.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Every Dodgeian wore a gun, and this display of force excited the ground owl vastly.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Mr. Masterson explained to the ground owl that to slay an unarmed man, whatever the provocation, was beyond an etiquette.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • No one, however locoed of drink, would make a target of the ground owl while the latter wasnt heeled.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • That golden secret of how to grow old in the West went deep into the aspen soul of the ground owl.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis

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