Blue-bird

Definitions

  • Blue Bird
    Blue Bird
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blue-bird a small American bird akin to the warblers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. blew—O. Fr. bleu, of Teut. origin; as also Scand. blá, which gave M. E. bla, blo, and modern blae.

Usage

In literature:

For the Blue Bird ... for Prince Charming.
"The Frontier" by Maurice LeBlanc
The sea and sky were loveliest when they were blue, and so were the birds.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
Larks, blue-birds and king-birds followed the robins, and at last the full tide of May covered the world with luscious green.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
And now from the blue expanse overhead come down the varied cries of the migratory birds returning from the south.
"The Cabin on the Prairie" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Pearson
The earth was blue with summer, and the fulmar cried noisily on the bird cliff.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
Well, it was me and Bob Morgan who located the Blue Bird.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Look at the Blue Bird.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
This same frost caught the migrating blue birds and killed them by the thousands.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
The yellow-birds and blue-birds were so shy, that he could hardly see one in sight of the house.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
Albert Wolff's opera "The Blue Bird" (Maeterlinck) presented at the Metropolitan Opera House.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
And woods the blue-bird's warble know.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
His wondering blue eyes followed the bird's flight until it passed beyond the tree tops, and became hidden by the trunk of the old pine.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
These birds are not uncommon in southern Florida, especially on the Keyes, where they build their nests in company with Great Blue Herons.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The sea was glittering blue and gold; the air was melancholy in its sweetness; birds whistled.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
This friend was a retired seaman named Captain Cuttle, who always dressed in blue, as if he were a bird and those were his feathers.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
And the same blue sky bent above us; birds wheeled and sung over our heads, descendants, mebby, of the birds that sung to them that day.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Blue-leafed, they stood like immense bird-cages on the pallid moss.
"Where the World is Quiet" by Henry Kuttner
They were jist like blue birds.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The loggerhead shrike is one of our most beautiful birds, clear blue-gray above, and snowy white below.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
While blue-birds warble, swallows scream, Or hens will cackle clear.
"Mother Truth's Melodies" by Mrs. E. P. Miller
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In poetry:

All night--and when at dawn
I woke with the blue-bird's cheep,
Winter with all its chill and pall
Seemed but a sleep.
"Intimation" by Cale Young Rice
Birds across the blue sky winging
Swift shall fly before his face,--
Silver fishes in the ocean,
Savage lion in the chase.
"The Creation Of Man" by Morris Rosenfeld
Till last, when round the house we hear
The evensong of birds,
One corner of blue heaven appear
In our clear well of words.
"To The Muse" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The sky above was blue at last,
The sky beneath me blue in blue.
A moment, ere the bird had passed,
It caught his image as he flew.
"L'oiseau bleu" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
I am the bird of God in His blue;
Divinely high and clear
I sing the notes of the sweet and the true
For the god's and the seraph's ear.
"The Blue Bird" by Aurobindo Ghose
The lake lay blue below the hill.
O'er it, as I looked, there flew
Across the waters, cold and still,
A bird whose wings were palest blue.
"L'oiseau bleu" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

In news:

Originally painted orange the bird changed its feathers to blue 25 years ago.
Invasive rodents threaten the eggs of Galapagos Island birds, such as these blue-footed boobies photographed on Espanola Island.
Bright blue birds leaped and darted around our camels before, just as suddenly, they disappeared.
Has anybody had a Blue Bird Vision that has an instrument cluster that will not light up.
Blue Bird says that customers are seeing fuel economy savings with its school buses equipped with SCR to meet the 2010 EPA standards.
Pictured is the Blue Bird Vision.
Anyone who remembers Boulder's Blue Fine Pastries—and still misses the heavenly treats that were crafted inside the bird's-egg-blue bakery—will be thrilled to know pastry chef Jen Bush is back in business.
On Aug 25, Blue Bird Corp.
Eugene Gillette, 79, of Bishop, Calif, attempted to exit the interstate in a 1991 Blue Bird motor home at 11 am when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the top of the off-ramp, Idaho State Police said.
A recent survey found that 18% of red cars were marked with bird droppings some 4% more than the next highest color, blue.
There is a tune called "Congo Blues" by the innovative white xylophone/vibraphone artist Red Norvo, recorded by him with Bird and Diz in '45, and also featured on a radio broadcast of Diz with a Coltrane tenor solo in 1951.
The event will commemorate the unveiling of more than 70 new Propane-Powered Vision school buses manufactured by Blue Bird Corp.
Puppeteers wanted for 'The Blue Bird' at MACC.
The crew skis in full on snow storms and blue bird conditions on some of the best terrain North America has to offer.
The Live at BluStage Concert Series presents The Stray Birds on Saturday, October 20th at Blue Seed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake – Tickets: $14.00/$12.00 BluSeed members.
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