carrier pigeon


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Related to carrier pigeon: homing pigeon, passenger pigeon

carrier pigeon

any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages
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William Stott sent the carrier pigeon from Normandy to London to report the position of German artillery.
The Irish bird Paddy was honoured after being the first carrier pigeon out of hundreds dispatched with the RAF to arrive back in England with news of the successful DDay landings.
Later, in 1996, the state amended its statute to drop its ban on carrier pigeon regulation in Cook County municipalities.
Brutus was besieged by Mark Antony (Cleopatra's boyfriend), yet managed to communicate with his allies by carrier pigeon.
Further, the references to footnotes and serious style recall the function of a carrier pigeon as a transporter of written messages.
This was a carrier pigeon, and he probably was taking a little stroll to stretch his legs after a long flight.
But don't look for any pigeons - the point got its name from the clipper ship Carrier Pigeon.
France was still using them to carry post in the 19th century and in 1870 there was a carrier pigeon service between London and Paris.
Aimed at both entertaining and educating the young, The Adventures of Bertie Blue follows an army carrier pigeon and his captain through battles in the trenches to a spell on leave in Paris and includes such famous moments as the Christmas Day truce of 1914.
One pigeon called The Mocker flew 52 missions before he was wounded and carrier pigeon Cher Ami - "Dear Friend" in French - helped save the lives of American soldiers caught in friendly fire.
An easier solution would have been to get a carrier pigeon.
London, December 27 ( ANI ): The historical advisor to Bletchley Park has said that the Canadian historian's solution to the World War II cipher that was found strapped to the leg of a dead carrier pigeon is just silly.