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Of the water foul species, this two legged winged animal makes a 'honk' sound rather than a 'quack' like a [[duck]].
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A '''goose''' is a two-legged winged [[animal]] that is a member of the water fowl species. It makes a '' 'honk' '' sound rather than a '' 'quack' '' (like a [[duck]]).
   
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These birds are also bigger and more aggressive than ducks. For that reason, they sometimes work well as [[guard]]s. Goose [[feather]]s make good [[quill]]s and were often used as [[feather|fletching]].
These bird are much bigger than ducks, and can be a lot more agressive.
 
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Their [[feather]]s make good quills.
 
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It should be noted that goose [[feather]]s acquired from a commercial supplier seem to have been treated to remove the natural oils in the feather and tend to come apart more readily.
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<table border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center">
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<tr><td>Modern [[English]]</td><td> ''goose''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Czech]]</td><td>''husa'' ?</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[German]]</td><td>''gans''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Greek]]</td><td>''kh�n''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Latin]]</td><td> ''anser''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Old English]]</td><td> ''gos'' (plural ''g�s'')</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Old [[Irish]]</td><td>''g�iss''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Old Norse]]</td><td>''gas''</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Russian]]</td><td>''gus''</td></tr>
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</table>
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[[category:food]]

Latest revision as of 15:02, 8 October 2007

A goose is a two-legged winged animal that is a member of the water fowl species. It makes a 'honk' sound rather than a 'quack' (like a duck).

These birds are also bigger and more aggressive than ducks. For that reason, they sometimes work well as guards. Goose feathers make good quills and were often used as fletching.

It should be noted that goose feathers acquired from a commercial supplier seem to have been treated to remove the natural oils in the feather and tend to come apart more readily.

Modern English goose
Czechhusa ?
Germangans
Greekkh�n
Latin anser
Old English gos (plural g�s)
Old Irishg�iss
Old Norsegas
Russiangus