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  • as inmadperson
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synonyms for cuckoos

  • maniac
  • psychopath
  • psychotic
  • schizophrenic
  • crackpot
  • crank
  • cuckoo
  • demoniac
  • flake
  • fruitcake
  • kook
  • loon
  • mad person
  • neurotic
  • nut
  • scatterbrain
  • lamebrain
  • sociopath
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How to use cuckoos in a sentence

In Guernsey, however, Cuckoos are much too numerous for the Hedgesparrow to afford accommodation for them all.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
The swallows, nightingales, and cuckoos were a fortnight after their usual time.
HONOR O'CALLAGHANMARY RUSSELL MITFORD
Several times cuckoos have flown over this house, but just clearing the roof, and descending directly they were over to the copse.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
Cuckoos are supposed to winter in Africa, as they are seen twice a year in the island of Malta.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
The third of the cuckoos which enlivens the hot weather in the plains is the Indian cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus).
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
Some flocks, however, are still accompanied by impedimenta in the shape of young babblers or pied crested-cuckoos.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
But I never said that the modern villagers delighted in being called Mice or Cuckoos!
THE SECRET OF THE TOTEMANDREW LANG
Cuckoos are of quiet and retiring habits, but on account of their mournful notes are often regarded with awe by the superstitious.
BIRD GUIDE: LAND BIRDS EAST OF THE ROCKIESCHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED
Rhinortha, rī-nor′tha, n. a genus of cuckoos: a genus of hemipterous insects.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
How the cuckoos sang that summer; a note never heard in Italy.
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHYELIZABETH BUTLER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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