\bˈɔːldɪkˌuːt], \bˈɔːldɪkˌuːt], \b_ˈɔː_l_d_ɪ_k_ˌuː_t]\
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The common coot. Hence-2, (fig.) a monk, on account of his sombre raiment and shaven crown. "Princesses that ... demean themselves to hob and nob with these black baldicoots." - Kingsley.
By Daniel Lyons
By Sir Augustus Henry
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