from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bird, such as a titmouse. See Regional Note at tit1.
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- n. Alternative spelling of tom-tit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A titmouse, especially the blue titmouse.
- n. The wren.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some little bird; a tit or titling.
- n. The wren, Troglodytes parvulus.
- n. The green tody of Jamaica, Todus viridis. See cut under tody.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head
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No one can deny that the tomtit is a companionable little fellow.
Ah, yes! the tomtit is the embodiment and poetry of nimbleness.
Last year, to complete the change, a tomtit was pleased to build her nest within the lock of the Tolbooth, — a strong temptation to have committed a sonnet, had the Author, like Tony Lumpkin, been in a concatenation accordingly.
And inside of me I was singing as small as a tomtit.
Titmarshes and Hoggartys, viz., a tomtit rampant and a hog in armour.
The word is most common in American English in combinations that denote various small birds, such as the titmouse or tomtit.
There was no cover for a tomtit in those bald green places.
The tomtit is like its English namesake in shape, but smaller, and with a glossy black head and bright yellow breast.
Not a bird was to be seen, except occasionally a tomtit, some of the
Or watching the tomtit warble hello: Break out the cigars, this life is for squir'ls;