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  • n. Plural form of thrush.


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  • It was only when Mark was tired of listening to the translation of Horace that he called thrushes shrikes: when he was wandering over the cliffs or tramping beside his grandfather across the Rhos, he was severely sceptical of any rarity and used to make short work of the old gentleman's Dartford warblers and fire-crested wrens.

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  • After this came junkets and made dishes, the very remembrance of which, if I may be believed, will not yet down with me; for there were several cram'd hens given about under the notion of thrushes, and goose eggs with caps upon them; which Trimalchio, nor without ostentation press'd us to eat; adding withal, that their bones were taken out.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • The blackbirds and the thrushes are a-whistling merrilie.

    Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England

  • In Brazil, where it was introduced from India during Portuguese colonization, it has dispersed spontaneously in the wild in some places, as its fruits are eagerly sought by various native birds such as thrushes, tanagers and the Great Kiskadee.

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  • This movement of the birds went on, even for a week or more; every kind of thrushes passed us, every kind of wild fowl, even plovers went away, and crows, and snipes and wood-cocks.

    Lorna Doone

  • The snowy winter also led to a huge rise in sightings of countryside birds such as thrushes and finches in the UK's gardens.

    The Guardian World News

  • The researchers found that I. scapularis most consistently parasitizes bird species such as thrushes, brown thrashers, wrens and wood warblers. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Edinburgh, 1895) of land-birds, such as thrushes, buntings, finches, etc., resting for a short time on the surface of the water.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • But that was also him having sex with Kim Basinger in 8 Mile, chewing the scenery as the leering manager of punk thrushes Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in The Runaways and playing the drug-dealer bad boy opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys II.

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  • Several varieties were all growing on Gisela 5 rootstock, which keeps the trees compact, and under frames of netting to keep out the birds – mainly blackbirds, though this year mistle thrushes too.

    Country diary: West Lambrook, Somerset


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