from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wren. Also jenny-crudle.
  • noun Herb-robert, Geranium Robertianum.


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  • But when the veery had flown with his heart-break to some distant copse, two song-sparrows came to persuade us with their blithe melody that life was worth living, after all; and cheerful little domestic birds, like the jenny-wren and the chipping-sparrow, pecked about and put in between whiles their little chit-chat across the boughs, while the bobolink called to us like a comrade, and the phoebe-bird gave us a series of imitations, and the scarlet tanager and the wild canary put in a vivid appearance, to show what can be done with colour, though they have no song.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • There's no life in him -- nothing but a jenny-wren. "

    It, and Other Stories


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