Training young bullfinches to sing tunes.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Our new neighbor's name is Bullfinch and he's a retired college professor.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The old ladies were as gaily dressed as bullfinches in spring-time.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
BULLFINCH, breeding in captivity, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
It may happen that at feeding or cleaning-out time a cock bullfinch, or some valued bird, will slip out and escape.
"Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880" by Various
He sang much more sweetly and softly than most larks, and was a dear little bird, almost as tame as my pet bullfinch.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
B stands for Bullfinch, and Billy, and Ball.
"Rhymes Old and New" by M.E.S. Wright
So the Bull went on tossing and goring all that came within reach; and now he would have nothing to say to the poor little Bullfinch.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
No bird is so fond of sitting on its owner's shoulder as the bullfinch can be.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The house-sparrow and the bullfinch are the chief, but not the only, enemies.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
The bold and handsome bullfinch builds in the low hawthorn hedge which bounds it upon one side.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
The term finch, also, according to some, may mean either the bullfinch or goldfinch.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
The change was curious: it was as though Gerard or Gordon Cumming should have given up lion-hunting and taken to teach piping bullfinches!
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
Operation Bullfinch was clicking; on schedule to the second.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Five butcher-bird's, four nightingale's, and five bullfinch's, but I believe those are too hard-set to be any good.
"Haviland's Chum" by Bertram Mitford
That was the beginning; but I didn't quite realize it till the day you gave me the three little bullfinches which you found in the forest.
"The Betrothal" by Maurice Maeterlinck
The goldfish were fed and given fresh water every morning, and the bullfinch was encouraged to chirp.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Although I have forgotten the man's name, I remember the bullfinch's.
"The Surprises of Life" by Georges Clemenceau
These ruminations were interrupted by a call down stairs to see a learned bullfinch.
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
Cranes and wild geese shrieked in the air, the bullfinches built nests, and the baby squirrels began playing on the branches of the trees.
"The Girl From the Marsh Croft" by Selma Lagerlöf