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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Traill's flycatcher, Empidonux trailli, one of the four commonest species of small flycatchers of eastern parts of the United States, originally named in 1832, by Audubon, as Muscicapa traillii, after Dr. Thomas Stewart Traill, editor of the eighth edition of the “Encyclopædia Britannica.” See cut under Empidonax.

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  • So I left them in the house, and tried my hand at the building of the peats till I was seeing that the traill was well contented to be sitting watching me and doing nothing; and at that I left the rick, for

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  • And that was the great diversion for them; but when Margaret went to her this time she was thrang at the building of her stack of peat, and there was with her a younger woman, and Mhari nic Cloidh was not in good wind, for the first of her words came to us: "A traill," says she to her helper.

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  • The phoebe-like cry of the traill was to be heard constantly from the hotel piazza.

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  • All our common eastern Massachusetts species were present, -- the kingbird, the phoebe, the wood pewee, and the least flycatcher, -- and with them the crested flycatcher (not common), the olive-sided, the traill, and the yellow-bellied.

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