blue tit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blue tit widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head
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Usage

In literature:

A large tit began to build in it, but unhappily for him a Blue Tit had also been house-hunting, and determined to settle in it.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
The blue-winged siva or hill-tit.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
The blue-tit makes its nest in a wall or a hole in a tree and lays about nine or ten pretty little spotted eggs.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Brown thrushes, dark blackbird, blue tit, and wagtail gave a little colour to the angle of the meadow.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
Over the pond-weed blue dragon-flies were hovering, and among the willows tits called to each other.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
Finding that blue tits were among the visitors at the back, I hung up some lumps of suet and a cocoa-nut to the twigs of the bushes.
"Birds and Man" by W. H. Hudson
Its note is less varied than that of the Blue Tit, but sweeter in tone.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
Its song resembles that of the blue tit, but its call is very different.
"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by J. M. Bechstein
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In poetry:

And how has she ever dared
To greet, with air of springy queens,
The single blue-tit, in the bare
Shrubs fleshing in the orb of wings;
"The September Rose" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet
A blue-tit darts with a flash of wings, to feed
Where the coconut hangs on the pear tree over the well;
He digs at the meat like a tiny pickaxe tapping
With his needle-sharp beak as he clings to the swinging shell.
"Summer-Like" by George Orwell