gooney gooney

Definition(s):

  • (n) a variety of albatross with black feet

Usage(s):

  1. The Japs had eaten all the island's gooney birds, and most of its rats.
  2. Naval experts on bird migration suspect that gooney birds navigate to their breeding island by following the earth's magnetic field.
  3. Because there was no typewriter in the house, Miss Woods went outside and picked her way through the island's ubiquitous gooney birds in search of one.

News

  • Judge weighs motion in Erie homicide

    An Erie County judge is weighing whether there is enough evidence to try homicide defendant Michael R. James on charges he kidnapped a supposed witness to the shooting of Teverous G. "Gooney" Williams on July 13, 2012.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

Quotes

  1. "The military essentially abandoned the place in 1997," says Greenberg, leaving only a few people on the island. "It's really just you and gooney birds ...... If you're looking to find footprints in the sand, just look behind you because they...
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Peter Greenberg Source: Toronto Star

  2. "When he starts to run, I really worry about him," Holmgren said. "You guys have seen gooney birds land on lakes and things like that?"
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Mike Holmgren Source: Seattle Times

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