mocking thrush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mocking thrush thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mocking thrush (Zoöl) any species of the genus Harporhynchus, as the brown thrush (Harporhynchus rufus).
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Usage

In literature:

The mocking bird and the thrush sought their home in the thicket, while the old house dog still lay basking in the sun.
"De La Salle Fifth Reader" by Brothers of the Christian Schools
B. Meek; "The Mocking Bird," Albert Pike; "The Song of the Thrush," Edward Markham.
"Bird Day; How to prepare for it" by Charles Almanzo Babcock
The thrush and the mocking-bird had been driven to cool places, and their songs were not heard in the trees.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
Mocking-thrush of the Galapagos, 402.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
It might have been the song of a twilight bird, a thrush, a mocking-bird.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
There was the song of the thrush, the mocking-bird and the meadow lark.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The Mocking Bird is another of our Thrushes.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [June, 1897]" by Various
MOCKING-THRUSH, partial migration of, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The notes of a thrush were caught up by a mocking bird, then a warbler joined in, and the waiting people listened.
"The Angel of the Gila:" by Cora Marsland
There were three species of mocking-thrush, two of them confined to one island each.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
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