English sparrow

Definitions

  • Dissection of the English sparrow
    Dissection of the English sparrow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n English sparrow small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe
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Usage

In literature:

Now I don't wish to harm even an English Sparrow.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [April, 1897]" by Various
The final group consists of the two worst foes of bird life, cats and English or house sparrows.
"Bird Houses Boys Can Build" by Albert F. Siepert
Perhaps it took the hint from its cousin the English sparrow.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
Protection of the garden against injury from dogs, pigs, poultry, and English sparrows.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
There can be no doubt that the English sparrows are regular bullies.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
If ever shrikes will learn to confine their attacks to English sparrows, we should offer them every encouragement.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
The first case called was that of the English sparrow, who made such a noisy disturbance that the bailiff had to call for silence.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The most troublesome meddler was, as might be expected, an English sparrow.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
These were, of course, the English sparrows.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
Yes, yes; English sparrows, of course; we haven't any other birds in Boston nowadays, you know.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
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