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Ouʹzel

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The blackbird; sometimes the thrush is so called. (Anglo-Saxon, õsle, a blackbird.) Bottom speaks of the “ousel cock, so black of hue with orange tawny bill.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Out in the Forty-five—i.e
Out of Harness
Out of Pocket
Out of Sorts
Out of the Wood
Outis (Greek, nobody)
Outrigger
Outrun the Constable
Outworks
Ouzel
Ovation
Over
Over
Over and Over Again
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Over the Left
Overdo (Justice)
Overreach (Sir Giles)
Overture
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