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Bird-cage


BIRD'-CAGE, noun [bird and cage.] A box or case with wires, small sticks, or wicker, forming open work, for keeping birds.

BIRD'-CALL, noun [bird and call.] A little stick, cleft at one end, in which is put a leaf of some plant for imitating the cry of birds. A laurel leaf counterfeits the voice of lapwings; a leek, that of nightingales; etc.