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Reed-bird

Definitions

  • THE BEARDED TIT, OR REED BIRD
    THE BEARDED TIT, OR REED BIRD
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reed-bird the bobolink
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hreĆ³d; Dut. riet, Ger. ried.

Usage

In literature:

From the low-lying marshes among the reeds two birds rose in rapid flight and disappeared in that golden haze.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
At last she Got There; but it cost her many a Reed Bird and several Gross of Cold Quarts.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Some reeds whispered by the shore, and a startled bird woke now and then and flew screaming away.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
Chaudfroid of Reed-birds, 160.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
A marvelous supper was served; it is said it included 600 reed birds.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
He cut himself a reed and tried to answer the birds, but could not.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
The blow was so powerful that the reeds sighed and swayed and the birds flew up with startled screams.
"The Pond" by Carl Ewald
Upon the shrubs and reeds quite a colony of birds had made their habitations.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
The reed birds, in large noisy flocks, were choosing their roosting place for the night.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
Some guide to the identification of birds, as Walter's "Wild Birds in City Parks" or Reed's "Bird Guide.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
With interest and pleasure we should watch the movements of the various water or reed birds as they seek their food.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
REED, C. S. North American Birds' Eggs.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
I have met with it in the marshy woods and reed-beds along the shores of the Plata, but it is a shy, rare bird in Buenos Ayres.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
By day the Courlan is a dull bird, concealing itself in dense reed-beds in streams and marshes.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
It is a curious little lively bird, known often by the name of reed wren.
"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by J. M. Bechstein
On a little hillock on the edge of the reeds was a bird with a body like a thrush, but with long legs.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
When it is warm I sleep in an empty reed-bird's nest.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
Its banks are covered by thickets of trees, bushes, and reeds, in which are found many wild beasts and birds.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent
Our swamps yielded us all game bountifully, venison, wild turkeys, partridges, and reed birds.
"Old Plantation Days" by Mrs. N. B. De Saussure
All the little birds in the reeds began to cry out, and the coots sought shelter in the larger clumps of reeds.
"Grim: The Story of a Pike" by Svend Fleuron
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In poetry:

We will mourn, we will mourn for thee, proud bird of heaven,
Whose loftiest walks to thy footsteps were given;
For thy form rots with beasts on the reed-sighing plain,
And it never shall soar from that slumber again.
"The Dead Eagle" by James Avis Bartley
The Bookworm's an uninteresting grub,
Whether he's all alone or in a club.
Of stupid books which seem to us a bore,
The Bookworm will devour the very core.
Did Solomon or somebody affirm
The early reed-bird catches the bookworm?
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Reed did what is known as a "Big Year" in 2011 by traveling all over New Jersey locating and documenting birds.
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