from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sedge-warbler, Curruca salicaria, a European warbler which sings at night.


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  • For nearly two years this strain of the pretty walker was little more than a disembodied voice to me, and I was puzzled by it as Thoreau by his mysterious night-warbler, which, by the way, I suspect was no new bird at all, but one he was otherwise familiar with.

    In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

  • Presently he heard a note which he called that of the night-warbler, a bird he had never identified, had been in search of twelve years, which always, when he saw it, was in the act of diving down into a tree or bush, and which it was vain to seek; the only bird that sings indifferently by night and by day.



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