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  • Diamond never saw the bird but did describe its thrush-like song (Diamond 1975).

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  • "Unless you marry him," the countess interrupted, ending with a thrush-like laugh.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • The long-tailed brown thrashers, lovers of the undergrowth, are still more thrush-like in look, but in our classifications they hold the position of giant cousins to the wrens.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • How strange it is that a bird, under the form of a woodpecker, should prey on insects on the ground; that upland geese which rarely or never swim, should possess webbed feet; that a thrush-like bird should dive and feed on sub-aquatic insects; and that a petrel should have the habits and structure fitting it for the life of an awk! and so in endless other cases.

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  • The rich contralto thrush-like melody, with its ever recurring "sol-la," "sol-la," fills the woodlands with beauty.

    Some Spring Days in Iowa

  • All her glow had faded -- she was a dun thrush-like creature, clothed in semi-tints; yet she seemed much nearer than when her smile shot light on him.

    The Fruit of the Tree

  • Save in color, they presented a decidedly thrush-like appearance, and their manners were also thrush-like.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Margot was no great performer, but what she could play she played by heart, and Nature had provided her with a sweet, thrush-like voice, with that true musical thrill which no teaching can impart.

    Big Game A Story for Girls

  • There are other lesser notes: a musical, thrush-like chirp, repeated slowly, and sometimes rapidly till it runs to a bubbling sound; also there is a horny sound, which is perhaps produced by striking upon the edges of the lower mandible with those of the upper.

    A Shepherd's Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs

  • On cautiously approaching a clump of birches they saw a big, thrush-like bird fly out of a large nest about ten feet from the ground, and settle on a tree close by, where it was joined by its mate.

    A Shepherd's Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs

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