bat-fowling

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bat-fowling ‎(uncountable)

  1. The catching of small birds at night by lighting a fire near their roost, then scaring them awake whereupon they fly towards the flames and can be caught in nets on poles. [1]

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  1. ^ bat-fowling, Cyclopaedia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (folio, 2 vols.), Ephraim Chambers. London 1728, p. 90.