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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American goldfinch, Chrysomitris or Spinus tristis, or another thistle-finch (which see).


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  • Yes, and the yellow thistle-bird, whose nest was in the blooming lilac-bush, came and perched in the pear-tree and sang a little song about the dear little eggs in her cunning home.

    A Little Book of Profitable Tales


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