grasshopper-lark love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The grasshopper-warbler.


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  • They built by it, they came to it to drink; in the evening a grasshopper-lark trilled in a hawthorn bush.

    The Life of the Fields

  • But they come to other places not far distant from the road, and one summer a grasshopper-lark could be heard in some meadows where I had not heard it the two preceding seasons.

    Nature Near London

  • The grasshopper-lark chirps all night in the height of summer.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • The grasshopper-lark began his sibilous note in my fields last Saturday.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • Some did not show themselves (at least were not heard) till weeks after their usual time, as the blackcap and whitethroat; and some have not been heard yet, as the grasshopper-lark and largest willow-wren.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • My bird I describe thus: "It is a size less than the grasshopper-lark; the head, back, and coverts of the wings, of a dusky brown, without those dark spots of the grasshopper-lark; over each eye is a milk-white stroke; the chin and throat are white; and the under parts of a yellowish white; the rump is tawny, and the feathers of the tail sharp-pointed; the bill is dusky and sharp, and the legs are dusky; the hinder claw long and crooked."

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1


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