house martin


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n house martin common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • House martin (Zoöl) a common European swallow (Hirundo urbica). It has feathered feet, and builds its nests of mud against the walls of buildings. Called also house swallow, and window martin.
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In literature:

They called at the two mansions on either side of the house in the Avenue Henri-Martin.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
No smoke was visible from Uncle Martin's house!
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They had seen Cook Humphrey, carrying his gun, enter the Martin house the evening before.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
St. Martin's Lane continued right up to Northumberland House, where the lion of the proud Percies stiffened his tail on the parapet.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
Colonel Martin's headquarters were at a house near by.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Some fate has probably overtaken late starlings and house-martins.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
In the garden, too, was the only martin house in town, set upon a tall pole.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
When she reached the Martins' house she was dizzy and faint from the heat and the blinding glare.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
Spangenberg called his servants and went away depressed and out of temper from Martin's house, which he had come to in such a jovial mood.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
He took off his skates and hurried home, telling Janet to wait for him at the pond, which was not far from the Martin house.
"The Curlytops Snowed In" by Howard R. Garis
Then he was going to meet Nick Martin at his house tonight and give him his contract release.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
Of course, poor Martin, in consequence of his pursuits, had become an Ishmaelite in the house.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
Just so had she sat during her first visit to the house, in that brief summer of Martin's wedlock.
"An Unknown Lover" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I took the Indian hemp with certain followers of St. Martin on the ground floor of a house in the Latin Quarter.
"Discoveries" by William Butler Yeats
I took the Indian hemp with certain followers of St. Martin on the ground floor of a house in the Latin Quarter.
"The Cutting of an Agate" by William Butler Yeats
The Berneys had midday dinner with the house, and Martin succeeded in catching Mrs Berney as she left the dining-hall.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
Fort Chipewyan was this summer visited, for the first time, by a large flight of swallows, resembling the house-martins of England.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Mr. Martin and his son ran swiftly from the garage to the back door of their house, but were soaked before they got in.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
The furniture, less costly and rich than at Cro' Martin, was all marked by that air of propriety and comfort so observable in rich men's houses.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
It was a time of unusual stir and bustle at the Martin Arms; the house was crammed with company.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever

In news:

Maryland Gov Martin O'Malley, center, at a a congressional redistricting bill hearing in Annapolis in October, with Senate President Thomas V Mike Miller Jr and House Speaker Michael E Busch.
An attorney has asked a Prince George's County judge to order Gov Martin O'Malley to appoint Greg Hall to a vacant seat in the House of Delegates.
Martin O'Malley and Speaker of the House.
Georgetown — Lucille Claire (Martin) Perrin, 75, died peacefully Sunday evening, October 21, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.
Clockwise from top left, the DJs Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Deadmau5 and Martin Solveig, heavyweights of electronic dance music making inroads into the mainstream.
After 46 years in the Maine Legislature, Rep John Martin has been defeated for the first time, prompting whispers in the State House of, "Will he be back.".
In "The House of Yes," Justin Speer (from left), Christina Schafer Martin and Jan Rogge play members of a uniquely dysfunctional family.
MARCO VAILETTI, standing, and architect Bennett Martin explain the Sonoma Springs project that includes the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, affordable housing and commercial space.
United Housing -Tim Boulding, Executive Director with Attorney Myra Martin- Legal Aspects of Housing.-Aired September 12, 2012.
The Sun (and Multi- Generational Housing) Continues to Rise in Charlottesville, Va. October 17, 2012 by Jen Martin.
On June 24, Sheep Station's Québécois owner, Martine Lafond, will celebrate Jean-Baptiste Day by whipping up a couple of new varieties of poutine in addition to her house standard.
"People used to pay their mortgage first, and now they pay their auto and their credit cards before their mortgage," said Tim Martin, group vice president of US housing for TransUnion.
Quincey Lee Smith, 49, 423 Martin Luther King Drive, Smithfield, died Aug 12 as a result of a house fire.
Joanie, an 8-year-old Catherine's House resident, pulled the winning ticket on Oct 16 and Belmont Councilman Charlie Martin announced the winner –Walt Burnell.
Five years ago, when interior designer Kristy Kropat and her husband, Martin, landed in a midcentury house in San Diego, they had big ideas for its small kitchen.