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  • His acoustics pick up the persistent immemorial breath of the Eye winds and higher, a chippering, a rustic of frantic scurryings as small things scatter before him.

    Across The Sea Of Suns

  • Mary went into her own little room, and sat leaning for a long time with her elbow on the window-seat, watching the pale shells of the apple-blossoms as they sailed and fluttered downward into the grass, and listened to a chippering conversation in which the birds in the nest above were settling up their small housekeeping accounts for the day.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • During the afternoon I assisted in tending the huge fires, and the singing of the birds, and the chippering of the squirrels as they hopped in the branches of the tall trees, delighted me, and the hours passed swiftly by, till the sun went down behind the trees and the shades of evening began to gather about us.

    Stories and Sketches

  • During the afternoon I assisted in tending the huge fires, and the singing of the birds, and the chippering of the squirrels as they hopped in the branches of the tall trees, delighted me, and the hours passed swiftly by, till the sun went down behind the trees and the shades of evening began to gather about us.

    The Path of Duty, and Other Stories

  • But Herb knew as well as he knew anything that the man who had robbed him was long past "chippering up," and was starting alone to the unseen camping-grounds.

    Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods

  • Save for the chippering of the busy squirrels, a hush brooded over nature.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • They dart pellmell from their hiding places, chippering their protest, and when you examine the shock you find cozy nooks and ingles among the leaves and stalks, where they find couches and at the same time coverts from the sharp winds.

    Our Bird Comrades

  • For underlay, trees in fulness of tender foliage—liquid, ready, long-drawn notes of birds—based by the fretful mewing of a querulous cat-bird, and the pleasant chippering-shriek of two kingfishers.

    Summer Sights and Indolencies. Specimen Days

  • She liked the chippering and chirping sounds the birds made became it sounded like talking and laughing -- like the talking and laughing she sometimes wakened out of her sleep to lie and listen to when the Lady Downstairs had

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • Presently some of the birds as they came round began to dive toward it, and the chippering was more animated than ever.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

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