Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See. pettichaps.
- n. Any of several species of small European songbirds of the subfamily Sylviinae, including the willow warbler, the chiff-chaff, and the golden warbler (Sylvia hortensis).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small European singing birds of the subfamily
Sylviinæ, as the willow warbler, the chiff-chaff, and the golden warbler (Sylvia hortensis).
“a score of miles to pick off half a dozen pettychaps, or fig-peckers; wonderful expeditions, whence they returned with their bags empty, or with a mere bat, which they had managed to bring down while discharging their guns at the outskirts of the town.”
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