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grasshopper-sparrow

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small fringilline bird of the United States, of the genus Coturniculus: so called from its chirruping notes, which resemble the stridulation of a grasshopper.

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Examples

  • Among the finches one of the most musical and plaintive songs is that of the bush-sparrow—I do not know why the books call it field-sparrow, for it does not dwell in the open fields like the vesperfinch, the savannah-sparrow, and grasshopper-sparrow, but among the cedars and bayberry bushes and young locusts in the same places where the prairie warbler is found.

    IX. Outdoors and Indoors

  • Among the finches one of the most musical and plaintive songs is that of the bush-sparrow -- I do not know why the books call it field-sparrow, for it does not dwell in the open fields like the vesperfinch, the savannah-sparrow, and grasshopper-sparrow, but among the cedars and bayberry bushes and young locusts in the same places where the prairie warbler is found.

    An Autobiography

  • Among the finches one of the most musical and plaintive songs is that of the bush-sparrow -- I do not know why the books call it field-sparrow, for it does not dwell in the open fields like the vesperfinch, the savannah-sparrow, and grasshopper-sparrow, but among the cedars and bayberry bushes and young locusts in the same places where the prairie warbler is found.

    Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography

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