Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Bartramian sandpiper or upland plover, Bartramia longicauda. See cut under Bartramia.
  • n. The fieldfare, Turdus pilaris.

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Examples

  • A crying hill-bird, the bleat of a sheep, a wind singing in the dry grass, seem not so much to interrupt, as to accompany, the stillness; but to the spiritual ear, the whole scene makes a music at once human and rural, and discourses pleasant reflections on the destiny of man.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Presently the voice of the preacher came to him in wafts, at the wind's will, as by the opening and shutting of a door; wild spasms of screaming, as of some undiscerned gigantic hill-bird stirred with inordinate passion, succeeded to intervals of silence; and

    Lay Morals

  • Presently the voice of the preacher came to him in wafts, at the wind’s will, as by the opening and shutting of a door; wild spasms of screaming, as of some undiscerned gigantic hill-bird stirred with inordinate passion, succeeded to intervals of silence; and Francie heard them with a critical ear.

    Lay Morals

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