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  • They were pacing so, through the golden-shafted, tender-coloured eve, when a fawn leaped suddenly from covert, and, with that leap, all quietness vanished: the men shouted, the dogs gave tongue, and a furious chase commenced.

    Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens 1916

  • Another marked April note, proceeding sometimes from the meadows, but more frequently from the rough pastures and borders of the woods, is the call of the high-hole, or golden-shafted woodpecker.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers John Burroughs 1879

  • High-hole, or yellow-hammer, or golden-shafted woodpecker, or flicker (_Colaptes auratus luteus_).

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers John Burroughs 1879

  • In the cavity of an apple-tree but a few yards off, and much nearer the house than they usually build, a pair of high-holes, or golden-shafted woodpeckers, took up their abode.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers John Burroughs 1879


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