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fancy

1. (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities
2. Lit the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
3. Music a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc., current during the 16th and 17th centuries
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"Compared to Europe and the United States, we have lots of predators here and a lot of people who shoot these birds," said Jaime Lim, one of the Philippines' best-known pigeon fanciers -- as the pursuit's devotees are known.
Her five-year-old bird completed the 767 miles from Pau, near the French-Spanish border, to their home in West End, Stokesley, in just 22 hours, astounding thousands of experienced pigeon fanciers.
A BIRD-brained thief who broke into a pigeon fanciers' club was caught after he advertised the stolen gear for sale on Facebook.
IT'S pretty rich of Mr Kimmance and The Racing Pigeon weekly journal to blame birds of prey for killing pigeon populations while they and other racers breed and release tens of thousands of vulnerable pigeons into the sky for nothing more than a lark or a bet (The fancier's choice, ECHO, June 13).
The authors' research shows that the gift giver leans towards the fancier restaurant while the gift receiver would prefer to receive a gift certificate to the restaurant that is closer to their house.
Bird fancier's lung disease is an immune-mediated lung disease caused by organic antigens of birds.
St Gallen are four points behind Basel in the Swiss League with a game in hand, probably on neutral territory, so for now let's call them Basel with a fancier name.
Pigeon fancier Alun Smith, 45, said "a massive part of his life has been taken away" after the blaze at his loft in Blaencwm, Rhondda, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The 84-year-old grandmother was later diagnosed with the little-known disease Bird Fancier's Lung.
The incident occurred just days after the Examiner revealed how Brighouse pigeon fancier Harry Reid feared for the future of the pastime after losing his birds to hawks.