Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The hedge sparrow.
  • n. The tomtit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hedge sparrow.
  • n. The tomtit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dunnock or hedge-sparrow, Accentor modularis. See cut under Accentor.
  • n. A titmouse or tomtit.
  • n. A tunnel under a road to carry off water; a culvert.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The pinnock has a thick skin with a spongy lining, a bruise in it becomes like a piece of cork.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

  • Some varieties perish; but the ranker, hardier kinds, like the northern spy, the greening, or the black apple, or the russet, or the pinnock, how they ripen and grow in grace, how the green becomes gold, and the bitter becomes sweet!

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

  • The pinnock has a thick skin with a spongy lining; a bruise in it becomes like a piece of cork.

    Winter Sunshine

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