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- n. Plural form of caroling.
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Man is not young again: at last he's old, and though spring come with warblers ' hundred carolings, no fall goes back to yesteryear.
A happy day behind him and the prospect of supper made his heart light and he gave forth its joy in fresh, bird-sweet carolings.
"The Darkling Thrush," where the carolings of an aged bird, on a frosty evening, are so ecstatic that they waken a vague hope in the listener's mind that the thrush may possibly know of "some blessed hope" of which the poet is "unaware."
Page 89 where dismal cypress trees, with funereal cast, gave place to the healthful pine, with here and there a dogwood tree, in full bloom, and clambering honeysuckle; where the rich green scum of the swamp was supplanted by nourishing vegetation, and the carolings of mocking birds banished from the mind the hootings of owls and harsh croakings of amphibious creatures.
Page 188 and dale -- fields and groves -- shepherds piping -- milk-maids dancing -- and the chearful respondent carolings of artless joy in the happy husbandmen.