magpie magpie  /ˈmæɡ ˌpaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
  2. (n) someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
  3. (n) an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

Usage(s):

  1. The composer has long been a musical magpie, borrowing freely from an array of traditions: South Asian, Sufi, Irish folk, rock, reggae, even ragtime.
  2. The narrow gully bakes like an oven in the fall sun, and the canyon that engulfs it is silent, save for an occasional magpie's cry.
  3. But whereas the magpie merely collects assorted, useless objects, the pica victim eats them.

News

  1. Newcastle's Kinnear Appointment Shows Mike Ashley is Sharpening His Axe

    Businessmen like Newcastle owner Mike Ashley hating making mistakes. Businessmen are often quick to correct those mistakes, usually in a very direct manner. Sometimes, however, businessmen have to get creative and find ways out of situations they did not expect to go awry. Ashley is in the process of doing so through the hiring of Joe Kinnear as the Magpies’ director of football. The casualty ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Tough Start to New Premier League Season for Newcastle United

    Newcastle United have been handed a daunting start to the new 2013-14 season with a trip to big spenders Manchester City on the opening day. The match on August 17 will be Manuel Pellegrini ’s first competitive game in charge at the Etihad Stadium, as the Magpies begin their season on the road. The match will see Newcastle start their campaign in Manchester for the second time in three years ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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Quotes

  1. "I think by nature, I'm a magpie," the New Zealand native says. "What seems to happen is when I see something that interests me, I explore it, and then something else comes up, and I explore that. In time, all the bits find each other."
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Lloyd Jones Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "Poppy is like a magpie," Hawkins says. "She collects, and she can't stop. Through the rehearsal process, we had to go out in character, and I would be hours in one shop. You'd come back with bags of stuff, and then you'd have to take it back...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Sally Hawkins Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Sir Alan said: "Someone described you Syed as a magpie. You swoop down to solve a problem then you're off again."
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: Sir Alan Sugar Source: Daily Mail

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