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 for Throstle cock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throstle \Thros"tle\, n. [OE. throsel, AS. [thorn]rostle,
     [thorn]rosle; akin to MHG. trostel, G. drossel, Icel.
     [thorn]r["o]str, Sw. trast, Lith. strazdas, L. turdus.
     [root]238. Cf. Thrush the bird.]
     1. (Zool.) The song thrush. See under Song.
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     2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove,
        consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and
        flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting
        apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so
        called because it makes a singing noise.
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     Throstle cock, the missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
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