from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of several birds of the family Rallidæ.
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Oh, and I'd gotten a call earlier from the gal who feeds the old cat with the bad teeth, asking if I would buy MORE of the chicken & salmon and LESS of the tuna, because old kitty-coot was being finicky.
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