A bird of family Phasianidae, often hunted for food. (noun)
Examples of word pheasant
However, if the pheasant is within 25 yards and is in the middle of the pattern, even #8's can be effective.
I had to pay something over three solid sovereigns for them, as in those days such things were dear, which showed me that I was not going to get my lesson in English pheasant shooting for nothing.
Making a play on the word pheasant doesn't make you Oscar Bloody Wilde.
The same powers continually tend to overshadow the face of the country with thick forests; the timber of the hills, and the flax of the plains, contribute to the abundance of naval stores; the wild and tame animals, the horse, the ox, and the hog, are remarkably prolific, and the name of the pheasant is expressive of his native habitation on the banks of the
Familiarly known as a pheasant, and having one feature at least in common with the family, it makes no claim to direct relationship.
The breast, wings and merry-thought of a pheasant are the most highly prized, although the legs are considered very finely flavored.
Brother Kmoch had kept up with Jonathan, and saw, among the bushes, the same kind of large partridge, or American wild pheasant, which is found about Okkak, but seems only to live in woods.
The pile is frequently topped off with a brace or two of ruffed grouse, there called pheasant, or a wild-turkey, less often a deer, and more often hares; which last multiply along the narrow intervales in extraordinary numbers.
We have two kinds of partridges; one larger, and the other smaller, than those of Europe: the former reside chiefly in the woods, and is in the southern states called a pheasant; but it is in fact neither one nor the other: the latter is called a quail in the northern states.
Listening, as he now was, intently, McKeith could hear the gurgling Coo-roo-roo of the swamp pheasant, which is always found near water – and likewise rare sound – the silvery ring of the bell-bird rejoicing in the fresh-filled lagoon.