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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Yaffle \Yaf"fle\ (y[a^]f"f'l), n. [Probably imitative of its
     call or cry.] (Zool.)
     The European green woodpecker ({Picus viridis} syn. {Genius
     viridis}). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called
     also {eccle}, {hewhole}, {highhoe}, {laughing bird},
     {popinjay}, {rain bird}, {yaffil}, {yaffler}, {yaffingale},

     {yappingale}, {yackel}, and {woodhack}.
     [1913 Webster]

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