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[Note: This entry was originally part of bird knocking.]

bird-battling vbl n Also bird-framming, ~-striking [Cf EDD bird-batting “a method of snaring birds at night by means of a strong light held behind a net,” battle v, fram v, and bird-knocking vbl n]

= bird-thrashing vbl n.
1950 PADS 14.14 SC, Bird-battling. . . Bat-fowling; beating the bushes or trees where birds are roosting at night, dazzling them with lights, and striking them down with sticks or brushes. . . Also: bird-thrashing, bird-blinding, bird-framming. 1969 NC Folkl. 17.87, Bird blinding or bird striking is without doubt the most unusual way that birds are killed.
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