from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A childish term for goose or gander.
- noun A blockhead.
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Bad cruel Nils is transformed into an elf, and on the back of a goosey-gander, Thumbietot, as he is now called, visits distant regions, and learns kindness to his animal brothers.
A Mother's List of Books for Children Gertrude Weld Arnold
"And will you ride on the back of a goosey-gander?"
The Bobbsey Twins at Home Laura Lee Hope
No doubt the children have carried the goosey-gander to the manor and sold him there.
Both Akka and the goosey-gander had tried to convince Thumbietot that he was the victim of a dream or an illusion, but the boy wouldn't listen to anything of the sort.
The wild geese challenged the white goosey-gander to take part in all kinds of sports.
You help me and I'll help you, said the goosey-gander.
"Then I, too, will have to leave you," said the goosey-gander.
"Y-e-e-s," said the boy, drawling it out, for he didn't believe the goosey-gander could ever do it; yet he did not wish to contradict him.
Then he saw a little white down on a heather-knoll, and understood that the goosey-gander had dropped this by the wayside to let him know in which direction he had been carried; and therefore he continued his search.
The white goosey-gander had the good fortune to spy a perch.