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water turkey

or waterturkey

Origin of water turkey
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was a water-turkey, that had been sitting on a tree, just as we turned a corner.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • Now and then a water-turkey, with his long neck and legs, varies the scene.

    Palmetto-Leaves Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • A water-turkey now and again rises and flies ahead into the long avenue of silence.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It was a water-turkey, and he sat placidly on a limb close to the water's edge, and about a boat's length ahead of us.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton

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