Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A European titmouse noted for its elegant pendulous purse-like nest, made of the down of willow trees and lined with feathers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European titmouse (Parus pendulinus, syn. Ægithalus pendulinus). It is noted for its elegant pendulous purselike nest, made of the down of willow trees and lined with feathers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Building a pendulous or pensile nest: as, the penduline titmouse, Ægithalus pendulinus.
  • Pendulous or pensile, as a bird's nest.
  • n. A titmouse of the genus Ægithalus (or Pendulinus).

Etymologies

French. See pendulum. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He quickly ascended the wooden stairways to the highest catwalk and went straight to the nice that faced the great penduline city of Malgovastek.

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  • Only two bird species are considered endemic, the rusty lark (Mirafra rufa) and the sennar penduline-tit (Anthoscopus punctifrons).

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  • The nest of the penduline tit shows great mechanical skill; it has the appearance of a ball of flax, and the hole for entry is very small.

    The History of Animals

  • I N D X. Titmoufe, marlh — mountain New Zealand Norway — paradife — — penduline —

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  • ‘grub-picker’ (or tree-creeper), about as small as the penduline titmouse, with speckled plumage of an ashen colour, and with a poor note; it is a variety of the woodpecker.

    The History of Animals

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