Red-bird

Definitions

  • Cover: The Children's Book of Birds: red bird on leafed branch
    Cover: The Children's Book of Birds: red bird on leafed branch
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Red-bird the common European bullfinch: the United States grosbeak, also the tanager
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Additional illustrations & photos:

black and white drawing of red-winged black bird black and white drawing of red-winged black bird

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.

Usage

In literature:

The seeing of a new bird always makes a red-letter day.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
The red sun was just mounting the horizon as he strode off, and birds were singing gayly in the woods.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The walls are painted black and red, and in the compartments are depicted birds, animals, fruits, etc.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
At this I had nothing to say, save that his red birds, whatever else they were, could not have been goldfinches.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Then, pursing up her red lips, she mewed like a cat-bird, three times.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
She hed on a dress thet made me think of a red-bird, an' her checks minded me right shrewdly of ivy blooms.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Her own small bark canoe, on which she had painted a bird's wing in red, lay a short distance down the riverbank.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
A similar bird to the last, differing in having the bill wholly red and the feet being smaller and weak for the size of the bird.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
A great bird rose screaming from a tangle of vines; its heavy, flapping wings flashed red against the pale trees.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Above the door sat a bird with brown coat and red breast, which until this time had been unknown to man.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
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In poetry:

On maples tasseled with red
No blithe bird swinging sung;
The brook in its lonely bed
Complained in an unknown tongue.
"Anticipation" by Madison Julius Cawein
The birds sing on, the roses blow,
But like a discord heard but now,
A stain upon the petal's snow
Is that one sad, red bough.
"Menace" by Susan Coolidge
Priest, is any song-bird stricken?
Is one leaf less on the tree?
Is this wine less red and royal
That the hangman waits for me?
"The Outlaw" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
When the red bird spread his sable wing,
And showed his side of flame,
When the rose-bud ripened to the rose,
In both I read thy name.
"To Eva" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I see wild waves that break, and breaking-run;
And the wild sea-birds wheeling round the ships;
But at the dawn, the coming of the sun,
I see your red, red lips.
"Memories" by Leon Gellert
Now the birds are singin', singin', and I'm home in Donegal,
And it's Springtime, and I'm thinkin' that I only dreamed it all;
I dreamed about that evil wood, all crowded with its dead,
Where I knelt beside me brother when the battle-dawn was red.
"The Convalescent" by Robert W Service

In news:

Lake Red Rock is holding a bird banding event this weekend.
Bright red cars hit most often with bird droppings.
Big Red Angry Bird 3.
Bright red cars hit most often with bird droppings .
Caleb played with the North Mississippi Red Birds team.
The spotting of a red-shouldered hawk was one highlight of this year's Christmas Bird Count.
Why Big Bird is a Red Herring .
Giants are battling Red Bird magic.
MOORESVILLE Project Red Bird, the code name for an expanding corporation in the Mooresville area, moved one step closer on Thursday to beginning its improvements and additional con.
The first batch of retired New York City 'Red Bird' subwa READ.
Red- Tailed Hawks Have Bird Baby Boom.
Andrew Weibrecht flies around one of the lower gates as he heads towards the Red Tail Jump at the end of the Birds of Prey men's downhill course during the second day of downhill training.
The Red Birds Directed by Brigitte Cornand April 21 through 27, Anthology Film Archives.
The red-breasted sapsucker is one of the birds seen in September on the monthly bird walk at Lake Sammamish State Park.
0Deep South Texas is famous for its tropical birds and the colorful red- crowned parrot tops that list.
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In science:

Another example: Suppose K contains vague information about the frequency with which red birds fly (perhaps because we have encountered few red birds).
Evaluating Defaults
The rule about birds in general can be applied to red birds.
Evaluating Defaults
In this case the general rule should be so construed that it does not apply to red birds.
Evaluating Defaults
If b is a red bird and not a penguin, no conclusion about flying ability is justified.
Evaluating Defaults
K : in the first case we allow red birds; in the second we must require that we do not know a is red: “¬R(x)” must be among the justifications of the rule.
Evaluating Defaults
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