from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Specifically, any one of the Oscines.


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  • ‘There has fallen a splendid tear from the passion – flower at the gate’, when Phoebe crosses the beach, and she no longer replies, ‘My heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a water’d shoot’, when Alan approaches what can he do?

    A room of one's own

  • Philip's eyes strayed to the beautiful cabin, to the mixture of flowers and vegetables stretching down to the road, and to the singing bird with his red-splotched breast of white and he said: "I can't realize now that I ever lay in ice packs in a hospital.

    A Girl of the Limberlost


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