birmingham hummingbird –
(alabaman breeze): night-flyer.
The reeve of the ruff is a pond wader.
John Gordon (1890-1974): editor-in-chief of the Sunday Express, 1928-1952.
‘As a junior reporter he took carrier pigeons to football games to ensure the results were reported quickly. (Gordon) introduced the first crossword puzzles and features on ‘What The Stars Foretell’ in a modern (British) newspaper.’
*Graham Greene, A Life in Letters (ed. Richard Greene)