from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sedge-warbler.
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The crow and the heron are friends, as also are the sedge-bird and lark, the laedus and the celeus or green woodpecker; the woodpecker lives on the banks of rivers and beside brakes, the laedus lives on rocks and bills, and is greatly attached to its nesting-place.
The sedge-bird perches aside, on a sloping willow rod, and, slightly raising his head, chatters, turning his bill from side to side.
The sparrow's chirp has such a note sometimes, and the sedge-bird brings it in -- tang, tang, tang.
The country people in some places call it the sedge-bird.
It was not in my power to procure you a black-cap, or a less reed-sparrow, or sedge-bird, alive.
Of the sedge-bird, be pleased to say it sings most part of the night; its notes are hurrying, but not unpleasing, and imitative of several birds; as the sparrow, swallow, skylark.
Ray, the sedge-bird of Mr. Pennant's last publication, p. 16?