from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. The barn owl; -- called also pudge, and pudge owl.

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  • noun UK, dialect The barn owl.


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  • Just because you have a so called padge does not give you the right!!! we have worst criminals then this and they walk away with a slap on the wrist.

    unknown title 2009

  • _ Your majesty says very true: if your majesties is remembered of it, the Welshman did goot service in a garden where leeks did grow, wearing leeks in their Monmouth caps; [29] which, your majesty knows, to this hour is an honourable padge of the service; and I do believe, your majesty takes no scorn to wear the leek upon Saint Tavy’s day.

    King Henry the Fifth Arranged for Representation at the Princess's Theatre William Shakespeare 1590


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  • A group of wasps

    Edit: This word should be pladge. I admire typies.

    November 16, 2007

  • Not to worry. This is another name for the Barn Owl!

    November 16, 2007