Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as singing bird (which see, under sing, v. i.).
“Try and calm yourself, and make your mind easy again, my frightened little singing-bird.”
“She sang as though Nature had intended her to be a singing-bird — requiring no education, no labour.”
“She sang as though Nature had intended her to be a singing-bird -- requiring no education, no labour.”
“I would willingly tell them, though, if our English language had a few thousand words added to it, how delightful it was to know that this sweet wild-rose had been blossoming for me, that our singing-bird had been singing for me!”
“Just from the midst of artificial life, how charming must appear to him our sweet wild-rose, our singing-bird, our fresh, untutored, innocent little country-girl!”
“CANA'RY, _s. _ an excellent singing-bird -- so called from its native place, the Canary Islands”
“A singing-bird was what Raffaele Muti proved to be.”
“The others share his opinion; only Hans Sachs differs from them, remarking that Walter's song, though new and not after the old use and wont rules of Nueremberg, is justified all the same, and so Walter is allowed to finish it, which he does with a bold mockery of the vain poets, comparing them to crows, oversounding a singing-bird.”
“The old woman keeps her mewed up like a singing-bird," said the second;”
“Indeed, TORVALD, your singing-bird acted for the best!”
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