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Outdoor words
Sunday, January 13, 2008   7:52 PM

I return, with slang, from a weekend spent ice-fishing up in northern Minnesota: the most recent edition of Outdoor News introduced me to 'dees (for chickadees), taupe finches (for drab post-molt male goldfinches), mast (in this case hard mast — acorns — as opposed to soft mast like berries), and egger, a British term for someone who obsessively and illegally collects bird eggs.


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