from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See dipper.

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  • n. small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom


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  • "Water Ouzel, an alternative name for the White-throated Dipper, a dark waterside bird with a white throat, superficially like a thrush though not closely related."

    "...drink in at your eyes the beauty of that glorious place, and listen to the water ouzel piping on the stones..."
    from Water Babies - Charles Kingsley, 1937

    January 29, 2008