Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as reedbunting.

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Examples

  • Moorhens, coots and dabchicks are abundant; the reed-sparrow is heard only in a few districts.

    Hertfordshire

  • Only a solitary cracked-voiced reed-sparrow greeted her from the bushes by the river, in a sad, machine-made tone, resembling that of a past friend whose friendship she had outworn.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Only a solitary cracked-voice reed-sparrow greeted her from the bushes by the river, in a sad, machine-made tone, resembling that of a past friend whose friendship she had outworn.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The kingfisher did not come -- no doubt he had been shot -- but a reed-sparrow did, in velvet black cap and dainty brown, pottering about the willow near me.

    The Open Air

  • Nothing at present is safe, not so much as a reed-sparrow, not even the martins that hover over the stormy reaches.

    The Life of the Fields

  • Upon the willow trees which border it, a reed-sparrow or blackheaded bunting may often be observed.

    Nature Near London

  • The reed-sparrow or bunting sits upon the spray over the ditch with its carex grass and rushes; he is a graceful bird, with a crown of glossy black.

    Round About a Great Estate

  • By the brook, and we found the reed-sparrow deep-nested, in brown --

    Poems by Jean Ingelow, In Two Volumes, Volume II.

  • Less _Passer May, on to reed-sparrow. arundinaceus beginning of July. minor_.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • Was your reed-sparrow, which you kept in a cage, the thick-billed reed-sparrow of the Zoology, p. 320; or was it the less reed-sparrow of

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

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