bird-dog \BURD-dawg\, verb:
- To follow, watch carefully, or investigate.
- In slang, to steal or attempt to steal another person's date.
- One of various breeds of dogs trained to hunt or retrieve birds.
- A person hired to locate special items or people, especially a talent scout who seeks out promising athletes.
Bird-dog derives from breeds of dogs used in hunting that are known for their tenacious sense for following birds. The sense "to attempt to steal someone else's date" originates in the 19th century.
- a sudden reminder of favorite childhood memories that creates an insatiable need to relive parts of one's childhood.
The recent trailers for the transformers movie hit me with a serious nostalgia bomb. Now I can't stop downloading episodes of the cartoon show.
- Strait of Magellan: the ships of explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific from the Atlantic by sailing through the strait that later took his name (1520)
- Royal Society: long-lived UK scientific society was founded by learned men (1660)
- Lady Nancy Astor: became the first woman member of the British Parliament (1919)
- Mariner 4: spacecraft that sent the first pictures of the Martian surface was launched (1964)
- John Bunyan 1628
- Jean Baptiste Lully 1932
- William Blake 1757
- William Stanley 1858
- Brooks Atkinson 1894
- José Iturbi 1895
- Charles Alston 1907
- Dick Vance 1915
- Wes Westrum (MLB) 1922
- Gloria Grahame (Hallward) 1923
- Berry Gordy, Jr. 1929
- Hope Lange 1933
- Ethel Ennis 1934
- Gary Hart (Hartpence) 1936
- Norm Beaudin (NHL) 1941
- Paul Warfield (NFL) 1942
- Randy Newman 1943
- R.B. Greaves 1945
- Joe Dante 1946
- Susan Spencer 1946
- Vern Den Herder (NFL) 1948
- Beeb Birtles (The Little River Band) 1948
- Paul Shaffer 1949
- Roy Tarpley (NBA) 1964
- apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo) 1974 - Singer (Black Eyed Peas)
- Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) 1968
- Francesca Lé 1970 - t3h pr0n
- Scarlett Pomers 1988