batfowling definition

  • noun:
    • A method of getting wild birds during the night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost so the wild birds fly to the light.
    • A mode of getting wild birds through the night, by holding a torch or any other light, and beating the bush or perch in which they roost. The wild birds, traveling to the light, tend to be caught with nets or elsewhere.
    • A mode of getting birds at night by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bushes or woods in which they roost. The wild birds fly toward the light, and are caught with nets or else.

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