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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

CUE-OWL, n.comb. A variety of owl, poss. intended for the tawny owl, Strix atuco.Kcb. 1905 Crockett Cherry Ribband xlix.:
A run for the bat to flit through while the cue-owl mews fitfully without.

[The word is nonce, the first element being prob. imit. of its call.]

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"Cue-owl n. comb.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Oct 2022 <>



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