American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small Eurasian marsh bird (Panurus biarmicus), the male of which has mustachelike black markings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bearded tit. Panurus or Calamophilus biarmicus, a common bird of Europe and Asia: so called from frequenting reeds. Also called reed-pheasant.
- n. A bird, the bearded tit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The European bearded titmouse (Panurus biarmicus); -- called also
reed bunting, bearded pinnock, and lesser butcher bird.
- reed + -ling (Wiktionary)
“Part at least of it was shallow, for a dead branch blown from an elm projected above the water, and to it came a sedge-reedling for a moment.”
“The furze itself became a broad surface of gold, beautiful to look down upon, with islands of tenderest birch green interspersed, and willows in which the sedge-reedling chattered.”
“The moment the nightingale ceases the sedge-reedling lifts his voice, which is a very penetrating one, and in the silence of the night may be heard some distance.”
“Over the stormy waters a band of brown bank-martins wheel hastily to and fro, and from the osiers the loud chirp of the sedge-reedling rises above the buffet of the wind against the ear, and the splashing of the waves.”
“On the contrary, the sedge-reedling, which chatters side by side with the nightingale, is the first of all his kind to return to the neighbourhood.”
“A cuckoo called from the top of the tallest birch, and a nightingale and a brook-sparrow (or sedge-reedling) were audible together in the common on the opposite side of the road.”
“The sedge-reedling is so fond of sedges, and reeds, and thick undergrowth, that though you hear it perpetually within a few yards it is not easy to see one.”
“The latter sings in one bush and the sedge-reedling in another close together.”
“Here a brook-sparrow or sedge-reedling takes up his quarters in the spring, and chatters on, day and night, through the summer.”
“At the end of the hedge which is near a brook, a sedge-reedling takes up his residence in the spring.”
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