Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FELTIEFLIER, n. 1. The fieldfare, Turdus pilaris (Fif., Lth. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 241; Ayr.4 1928). 2. the missel-thrush, Turdus viscivorus. Also 1. †feltifire (Rxb. 1801 J. Leyden Compl. Scot., Gl. 365), feltifare (Sc. 1825 Jam.), feltifer (Cai. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XIX. 21; Mry. 1844 G. Gordon in Zoologist II. 506; Fif. 1950); felty-flyer (Lth., Lnk., Rxb. 1825 Jam.); feltie-fleer, -fleier, -flyer (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., m.Lth.1 1951); feltie (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 368; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Fif., Lth. 1926 Wilson, Arg. 1936 L. McInnes Dial. S. Kintyre 9, m.Lth.1, Dmf. 1951), flirty-fleer (Fif. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.); 2. feltifleer (Bwk. 1889 G. Muirhead Birds Bwk. I. 18); felty fare (s.Sc. 1911 A. H. Evans Fauna of Twd. 52; Kcb. 1950); feltie (Kcb. 1878 R. Service in Zoologist II. 427; Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 367; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Arg. 1936 L. McInnes Dial. S. Kintyre 9). Combs.: (1) felty-hawk, missel-thrush (w.Lth. 1945 Scotsman (5 Aug.));

(2) little feltyfare, the redwing, Turdus musicus (e.Lth. 1885 C. Swainson Brit. Birds 5). [′fɛltɪ (′fli:ər), ′fɛltɪfər] Per. 1738  Ochtertyre Ho. Bk. (S.H.S.):
13 Jan.: Supper . . . two feltefers rost.
Slg. 1867  Zoologist II. 888:
Missel Thrush. — The local name of this bird is in common with the fieldfare, the “feltiflyer.”

[O.Sc. feldefer, c.1450, O.E. feldefare, fieldfare. Some forms have been influenced by Flee, v.]

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