from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of ouzel.
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- n. Alternative spelling of ouzel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See ouzel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common black European thrush
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There is, however, another, and a much smaller bird, the Dipper, or ousel, which is still more at home in the water than the loon, and that without being web-footed, but it is probably less of a diver.
(have you him as the 'ousel'?) whom I kept alive, I think, through last hard winter by a saucer of Bread and Milk, has come to look for it again.
To him went the eagle and asked him the age of the owl and got for answer: ‘I have a year over my head for every gem on my skin and for every egg in my roe, yet have I always seen the owl look the same; but there is one older than myself, and that is the ousel of Cilgwry.’
Cilgwry, and found the ousel standing upon a little rock, and asked him the age of the owl.
So the eagle of Gwernabwy; the stag of Ferny-side Brae; the salmon trout of Glyn Llifon; the ousel of Cilgwry; the toad of Cors
SO they journeyed until they came to the nest of an ousel, and Gwrhyr spoke to her.
So the ousel flew before them, till she reached the stag of
There was an empty slot in the car - ousel, as if one of the creatures had been ripped from its place.
An ousel fluttered across the stream and dabbled in a puddle among some stones.
Kastoora, Merula Boulboul (the grey-winged ousel).