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idle, adjective

In the obsolete noun phrase Idle Dick (or Idle Jack): a nickname for the grassbird Sphenoeacus afer of the Sylviidae; Lazy Dick, see lazy.
1884 Layard & Sharpe Birds of S. Afr. 281It (sc. Sphenoeacus afer)..will suffer itself to be taken with the hand rather than rise again; for this reason it has acquired the name of Idle Jack or Lazy Dick.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 223Idle Dick or Lazy Jack, Sphenœcicus natalensis. The common names of this bird in Natal.
a nickname for the grassbird Sphenoeacus afer of the Sylviidae; Lazy Dick, see lazy.

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