from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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.
The grasshopper-lark chirps all night in the height of summer.
The grasshopper-lark began his sibilous note in my fields last Saturday.
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.
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."