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vkhu
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:24:13 PM
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"It may be we may kill some alcamies (a fowl like our curlews) for ourselves, for I know he keeps the gunner’s stores in the ship."

Original text: Robinson Crusoe

I can't find any reference to alcamies anywhere. Seeing how some names in this book were misspelled/mispronounced according to our modern standard, does anybody know what kind of bird this might be?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:50:24 PM

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It's like a curlew . . .



The name of the second picture above is ". . .BBC . . . curlew-alamy . . ."

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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