1. a quarrelsome hussy (dialect obsolete)
2. an imperfectly castrated animal, especially a horse (dialect)
3. the common tern, Sterna fluviatilis (dialect)
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From: The Dwale Bluth:
Hebditch's Legacy and Other Literary Remains of Oliver Madox-Brown
Edited by Willliam M. Rossetti, and F. Hueffer
Volume I, 1876
Book I. The Birth of The Heroine.
Chapter I. Matrimonial Developments.