Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Preserve and mount the skin of a game bird, or animal, killed in season.

"I shouldn't care to be a game bird," Turkey Proudfoot remarked.

The Mongolian pheasant as a game bird has his merits and demerits.

It builds its nest on the ground and is a game bird popular with the sportsman.

There is something in a game bird over and above its pound of flesh.

But give the valley quail cover in which to hide and it can and will out-hide any game bird except the Montezuma quail of Mexico.

It is as big as a pheasant, and is known as the Griff's pheasant because new arrivals in India sometimes shoot it as a game bird.

The quail is about the only game bird that the cat affects seriously, and to it the cat is very destructive.

Thad dropped down beside the telltale feathers that marked the end of a game bird, and seemed to be examining the ground.

Then the hunters made the plea that the meadow lark was really a game bird and that they ought to be allowed to shoot it.