from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird, Spizella passerina, the chipping sparrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chipping sparrow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as chip-bird.
I have known the social sparrow, or "hairbird," to build under a shed, in a tuft of hay that hung down, through the loose flooring, from the mow above.
The pretty nocturnal trill of the hairbird; the remarkable change which civilization has wrought in the habits of the cliff-swallow; the disputed question whether the cat-bird is or is not a mocker; -- these and a hundred similar points relate to very common birds, and are accordingly unnoticed by Mr. Samuels.