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    • 'the silly treun': an odd bird identified 

      Smith, John B; Laoire, Lillis Ó (Informa UK Limited, 2009-07-01)
      We proceed from Seumas MacManus's 1905 poem 'The Silly Treun', in which the Donegal poet portrays as risible the claim made by a treun alias corncrake that, as it lies on its back, it is holding up the sky with its feet. ...