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Quotation by Shakespeare
Being fed by us you used us so
As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo's bird,
Useth the sparrow.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Worcester, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 5, sc. 1, l. 59-61.
The cuckoo lays its eggs in nests of other birds, such as the sparrow, which feeds the cuckoo's young at the expense of its own chicks.
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