from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird of the genus Seiurus, as S. nævius or S. motacilla, common in the United States, and belonging to the American warblers, or Mniotiltidæ.
- n. Any bird of the family Pittidæ; an Old World ant-thrush. See cut under Pittidæ.
- n. The water-ouzel, Cinclus aquaticus.
- n. Same as water-wagtail, 1.
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The yellow-throat and the water-thrush and the vireos still sing the same tunes in the thicket.
Deep in some willowy tangle the water-thrush might sing.
Common enough in our woods are two birds that have many of the habits and manners of the lark -- the water-thrush and the golden-crowned thrush, or oven-bird.
He struck me as bearing a close resemblance to our hermit thrush, with something in his manners that suggested the water-thrush also.
By the creek in the woods you hear the first water-thrush -- a short, bright, ringing, hurried song.
In this song you instantly detect his relationship to the water-wagtail, -- erroneously called water-thrush, -- whose song is likewise a sudden burst, full and ringing, and with a tone of youthful joyousness in it, as if the bird had just had some unexpected good fortune.
"sudden burst," which is like the song of our water-thrush.