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He moved so slowly that it scarcely seemed as though he were moving at all, but at last he stood on his feet and then the squirrel scampered back up into the branches of his tree, the pheasant withdrew his head and the rabbits dropped on all fours and began to hop away, though not at all as if they were frightened.
Who else could have been charming rabbits and pheasants as the natives charm snakes in India?
It was empty as yet, but a pheasant and two partridges were lying near it.
There’s plenty of pheasants among the swamps; and the snow-birds are flying round your own door, where you may feed them with crumbs, and shoot them at pleasure, any day; but if you’re for a buck, or a little bear's meat, Judge, you’ll have to take the long rifle, with a greased wadding, or you’ll waste more powder than you’ll fill stomachs, I’m thinking.
The villagers saw the outline of the barasingh stalking like a shadow through the dark forest behind the shrine; saw the minaul, the Himalayan pheasant, blazing in her best colours before Kali's statue; and the langurs on their haunches, inside, playing with the walnut shells.
All were attracted at first by the plants or the pheasants, and all dispersed about in happy independence.
You who love sporting, and who, whether you admit it or not, are a poet, my dear friend, you will find pheasants, rail and teal, without counting sunsets and excursions on the water, to make you fancy yourself Nimrod and Apollo themselves.
Therefore my Lady Dedlock has come away from the place in Lincolnshire and has left it to the rain, and the crows, and the rabbits, and the deer, and the partridges and pheasants.
He came to know the ground-nesting birds and the difference between the customs of the valley quail, the mountain quail, and the pheasants.
7 PLATE IT UP We serve the pheasant with a potato fondant, braised red cabbage, brussels sprouts and a few chestnut, but a few roast potatoes, mash or game chips would be great too.
One of our most vividly coloured wild birds and one which, at this time of the year, is frequently seen in the countryside is the common pheasant.
DUDLEY Zoo is boosting the survival of a rare breed of pheasant via a major international conservation programme.
THIS remarkable pheasant spent three days and travelled 300 miles wedged between the grille and radiator of a car - but escaped without any injuries.
The article about the ring-necked pheasant in the November/December 2010 issue ("Catching Up with the Ring-Necked Pheasant") really meant a lot to me.
The combination of harsh winter weather and a decline in high-quality cover is expected to depress pheasant populations throughout the Midwest.