ousel, woosel (n./adj.) Old form(s): Ouzell , Woosell
blackbird
2H4 III.ii.7[Silence to Shallow, of Ellen] Alas, a black woosel [i.e. unfashionably dark-haired] [F Ouzell; Q woosel]
MND III.i.118[Bottom singing to himself] The ousel cock so black of hue
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