from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various birds with red plumage, as the cardinal or scarlet tanager.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several unrelated birds having red plumage, but especially the cardinal.
- n. Any of various red cars formerly used in the New York City subway system.
- n. A train of such cars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The cardinal bird.
- n. The summer redbird (Piranga rubra).
- n. The scarlet tanager. See tanager.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of sundry red or partly red birds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
- n. the male is bright red with black wings and tail
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(Reply) (Thread) (Link) redbird on May 9th, 2010 03: 55 pm (UTC)
(Reply) (Thread) (Link) redbird on June 1st, 2010 05: 33 pm (UTC)
Old bird eyes that redbird, jumpy round rough blackbirds who have the sharper eye.
We met the second threshold so quickly (thanks to redbird!) that I totally lost track of time.
Edited at 2010-04-29 05: 56 pm UTC (Reply to this) (Parent) (Thread) redbird
But meanwhile, she -- or someone pretending to be her -- is tweeting like a redbird.
Suite 88 is still my chocolate source of choice near the hotel, but seabream and I made it to Juliette et Chocolat (after trying and failing with redbird, cattitude, and timprov), and it is certainly worth attention.
But the White man had stolen it from Lolla-Wossiky with murders and likker, until Lolla-Wossiky wasn't man enough to have the redbird learn his song or the land fill up his heart.
Ta-Kumsaw came out of his redbird trance and heard laughter from the Red village, laughter and singing from the White soldiers inside the fort.
White man's metal would be rust; White man's stone work would be low hills and small caves; White man's murders would be wistful, beautiful notes in the song of the redbird -- for the redbird remembered everything, turning it into goodness when it could.