Then the jackdaw nodded, and hopping down from the stool on which he sat, walked softly over to the door.
He at once clipped the jackdaw's wings, and taking him home at night, gave him to his children.
“Well, come now,” said jackdaw, pulling her by one arm while Peterkin secured the other.
He was fond of his jackdaw, but then he had other pets, and the doctor was so lonely.
It is a curious coincidence that the obsolete chuet or chewet meant both a round pie and a jackdaw.
A jackdaw, who sat upon an elm, and beheld his exploit, resolved to imitate it.
On seeing the jackdaw she made a low bow, and in a shrill eager voice invited them in.
The same account said that they could be taught to speak like a jackdaw.
The jackdaw flies outside the village and perches on the roof of a cottage.
To his surprise there was the fluttering of wings, and a jackdaw flew out and away.
In modern times, parrots are almost the only birds that have the gift of speech, though connoisseurs are not ignorant that starlings and jackdaws have good abilities in that way, when properly educated. ["Chambers' Home Book and Pocket Miscellany," 1853]