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  • n. Plural form of nightingale.


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  • That night, in my villa above β€œthe road of the great Moor-killing,” the nightingales were the only _serenos_.

    The Car of Destiny

  • The spring wind sighs in these forests, and the nightingales are my friends.

    The Proud Prince

  • The song of the nightingales was a full unceasing throb.


  • "nightingales" -- the lyric poets as opposed to the epic.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • Elegant 'nightingales' of that sort cost a little more than the others, because they are printed on hand-made paper, but they nearly all of them come down at last to the banks of the Seine.

    Lost Illusions

  • "Two hundred of _Le Petit Vieillard de Calais_, but to sell them I was obliged to cry down two books which pay in less commission, and uncommonly fine 'nightingales' they are now.

    Lost Illusions

  • Gamekeepers once shot on sight any creature that might harm their precious birds, a crusade that targeted not just crows, foxes and birds of prey, but even nightingales, whose nocturnal singing might disturb the pheasant chicks.

    Birdwatch: Pheasant

  • It might be a beautiful garden where there are roses and nightingales and virgins, and also the severed heads and limbs of the people we've blown up to get there, or it might be a place where we're famous and admired, and not in a job where no one minds if we spend all day firing off bitter little messages, but where our opinions are taken very, very seriously.

    Christina Patterson: Why We All Need a Rally to Restore Sanity

  • The little bustards were just one of more than 120 different kinds of bird we came across during a five-day visit to this secret corner of France, including a dozen different raptors, 10 long-legged waterbirds, and more nightingales and cuckoos than I hear in a year at home.

    Birdwatch: Little bustard

  • Though we were some distance from the lakes, far from the nightingales, a distinctive sound still broke the night air – "jug-jug-jug".

    Country diary: Paxton Pits, Cambridgeshire


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