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leeneia Origins: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns) (46) RE: Origins: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns) 11 Sep 21

Now, about that cushat that roves through lofty groves: the word cushat is used for several members of the Columba group of birds - the wood pigeon, the ring=dove, the pigeon. So it's a loose term, but that'sall right.

But one Internet source says the u is short [roughly rhyming with 'PUSH at'] and another says it's long. [COO shat] What's the opinion of anybody who has ever heard the word spoken in their neighborhood?
A quotation from Wodehouse: He spoke in the dulcet tones of a cushat dove trying to borrow money from another cushat dove.

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