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  • verb Present participle of churr.

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Examples

  • Unfortunately, despite much searching, I was not able to find a video or audio file of this species's song, but I did find this description: "The male, stretching his neck skyward and holding his wings out at the bend, vigorously produces a long clear ringing song: the female answers with a churring or purring note."

    Mystery bird: Ethiopian catbird, Parophasma galinieri

  • Whenever I fall to daydreaming about the English landscape, I see it from the stern of a canal boat, tiller in hand, the diesel engine churring underfoot.

    The Best Way Through England Is Wet

  • Its wee mouth gaped, emitting an odd, churring sound, like a hummingbird.

    Delivery

  • The well-oiled, liquid churring of these oddly moth-like birds was a continuous background to our summer evenings and nights in the camp, like taxis waiting with engines ticking over.

    Wildwood

  • The well-oiled, liquid churring of these oddly moth-like birds was a continuous background to our summer evenings and nights in the camp, like taxis waiting with engines ticking over.

    Wildwood

  • The continuing destruction of Afromontane grassland habitat threatens the locally occurring churring cisticola (Cisticola njombe) and the blue swallow.

    Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • Something squished with every step, until they could no longer hear the squashings because the chittering and churring around them had grown too loud.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • The night creaked in on the wings of countless wakeful insects churring.

    Son of a Witch

  • My iBook sounds broken - either a blank screen, vacant and unresponsive, or a churring sound indicative of some possible hardware problem that comes and goes, if that's possible.

    Everything is either minimal, unobtainable, or broken

  • The babies climbed about her person, exploring pockets in search of tidbits, while Hing sat in Laris's lap, churring a meercat's sound of pleasure as the girl scratched behind her ears.

    Beast Master's Circus

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  • "...the uncommon plants such as bishop's snodgrass, the puffins nesting in rabbit-burrows, and the stormy petrels, which could be heard churring in their companionable way, far down in their musky holes..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 155

    See also churr.

    February 29, 2008