crow blackbird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crow blackbird long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crow blackbird (Zoöl) an American bird (Quiscalus quiscula); -- called also purple grackle.
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Usage

In literature:

Above a marsh red-winged blackbirds chased a crow in a swift melodrama of the air.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
He looks so much like Blacky the Crow that I suppose this is why they call him Crow Blackbird.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
The crow fights the hawk, and the kingbird and the crow blackbird fight the crow; but neither takes any notice of the buzzard.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Except in the most northerly States Crow Blackbirds stay all winter, like Crows themselves.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
I soon grew strong, and when the crows tried to drive us away, I led the blackbirds to victory.
"The Child's World" by Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
Eagles, hawks, turkeys, blackbirds, and crows are the most noticeable birds.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
They were afraid that some gossip might drop a hint to old Mr. Crow, or his noisy cousin, Jasper Jay, or perhaps Mr. Blackbird.
"The Tale of Bobby Bobolink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
So have white crows and blackbirds.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Another visitor of whom the kingbird seemed suspicious was a purple crow blackbird, who every day passed over.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
There were, in a state of nature, no crows, blackbirds, or song-birds in this valley; they followed in the wake of the colonist.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
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In news:

Blackbird wins crowing rights and Jesse James steals hearts at VIFF awards night.
Blackbird wins crowing rights at Vancouver International Film Festival awards.
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