Ground wren


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground wren (Zoöl) a small California bird (Chamæa fasciata) allied to the wrens and titmice. It inhabits the arid plains. Called also ground tit, and wren tit.
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In literature:

She pulled herself along the ground, a little at a time, until she was at the foot of the tree where the little Wren lived.
"How to Tell Stories to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
And as she was trying to comfort him they heard a rustling of wings, and a flight of wrens alighted on the ground beside them.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
The picturesque building by Wren stands in extensive grounds, which include the former Ranelagh Gardens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
But, though the ground-plan was discarded, Wren was to make the new city his monument.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
And while the wide world seemed to be in flower, The Chestnut-rumped Ground-Wren burst forth in song.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach