from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird that sings by night, as the nightingale; specifically, in Ireland, the sedge-warbler, Acrocephalus phragmitis, sometimes called the Irish nightingale.


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  • One evening Giufà saw a poor man singing behind a door, and thinking he was a night-singer, killed him and carried him home.

    Italian Popular Tales

  • I mention the nightingale only to point my remarks upon its American rival, the famous mockingbird of the Southern States, which is also a nightingale, -- a night-singer, -- and which no doubt excels the Old World bird in the variety and compass of its powers.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

  • You are a good night-singer, and may make your fortune as one of the waits. "

    Folk-lore and Legends: German


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