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Quotation by Shakespeare
As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun's report, Sever themselves and madly sweep the sky— So at his sight away his fellows fly.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Puck, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 2, l. 20-4.
"Russet-pated choughs, many in sort" means jackdaws with dun-colored heads in a large flock; "sever themselves" means scatter, as Bottom's friends scattered when they saw his ass's head.
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