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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Woodcock  \Wood"cock`\,  n.  [AS.  wuducoc.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  several  species  of  long-billed 
  limicoline  birds  belonging  to  the  genera  {Scolopax}  and 
  {Philohela}.  They  are  mostly  nocturnal  in  their  habits, 
  and  are  highly  esteemed  as  game  birds. 
 
  Note:  The  most  important  species  are  the  European  ({Scolopax 
  rusticola})  and  the  American  woodcock  ({Philohela 
  minor}),  which  agree  very  closely  in  appearance  and 
  habits. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  A  simpleton.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  I  loved  you  not  I  would  laugh  at  you  and  see 
  you  Run  your  neck  into  the  noose,  and  cry,  ``A 
  woodcock!''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Little  woodcock}. 
  a  The  common  American  snipe. 
  b  The  European  snipe. 
 
  {Sea  woodcock  fish},  the  bellows  fish. 
 
  {Woodcock  owl},  the  short-eared  owl  ({Asio  brachyotus}). 
 
  {Woodcock  shell},  the  shell  of  certain  mollusks  of  the  genus 
  {Murex},  having  a  very  long  canal,  with  or  without  spines. 
 
 
  {Woodcock  snipe}.  See  under  {Snipe}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  woodcock 
  n  :  game  bird  of  the  sandpiper  family  that  resembles  a  snipe 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Woodcock,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  86160) 
  Location:  41.75360  N,  80.08431  W 
  Population  (1990):  148  (56  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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