redbreast

Definitions

  • LITTLE ROBIN REDBREAST SAT UPON A TREE
    LITTLE ROBIN REDBREAST SAT UPON A TREE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redbreast small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Robin Redbreast Robin Redbreast

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redbreast (Zoöl) The American robin. See Robin.
    • Redbreast (Zoöl) The European robin. "The tame ruddock and the coward kite."
    • Redbreast (Zoöl) The knot, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also robin breast, and robin snipe. See Knot.
    • Redbreast (Zoöl) The long-eared pondfish. See Pondfish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • redbreast Red-breasted.
    • n redbreast A small sylviine bird of Europe, Erithacus rubecula; the robin, or robin redbreast. See robin.
    • n redbreast The American robin or migratory thrush, Merula migratoria or Turdus migratorius. See robin.
    • n redbreast The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot, Tringa canutus. See robin-snipe.
    • n redbreast The red-bellied sunfish, Lepomis auritus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Redbreast a favourite song-bird, so called from the red colour of its breast, the robin
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.

Usage

In literature:

There she saw a wee Robin Redbreast hopping on a brier bush.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Even a redbreast couldn't last two weeks in the bush.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
What I have for my darling: A robin-redbreast and a starling.
"Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" by Various
But it was very nice of you, Mrs. Redbreast, to take take care of them until we arrived.
"Policeman Bluejay" by L. Frank Baum
My own self-pity, like the redbreast bird, Flies back to cover all that past with leaves.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Now one morning when the coast was clear, the boys killed the little Redbreast and pulled off his head.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Oh, Kitty, Twig, and Crocus, that robin redbreast story was only meant to fool us!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Be that as it may, poor little Redbreast fell a victim to her hunger, and yet she considered him but a very poor supper, after all.
"Tales From Catland, for Little Kittens" by Tabitha Grimalkin
The Redbreast, and other Tales.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
And the poor girl, with a heavy heart, took the body of the redbreast up to her husband.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

The blue-bird sings thy welcome sweet
From yonder blooming tree,
The redbreast pours his simple note,
A tribute glad, to thee.
"To Spring" by James Avis Bartley
At misty dawn,
At rosy morn,
The Redbreast sings alone:
At twilight dim,
Still, still, his hymn
Hath a sad, and sorrowing tone.
"Song: The Robin" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
And climbing, turning, and climbing
His little stair of sound,
"Content," "content," from the low hedge
The redbreast sings in a round.
"Before The Fair" by Padraic Colum
But ther's few like Robin redbreast,
Cling throo days o' gloom an' care;
Soa aw love mi old tried friends best -
Fickle hearts aw'll freely spare.
"To th’ Swallow" by John Hartley
The redbreast oft at ev'ning hours
Shall kindly lend his little aid:
With hoary moss, and gather'd flow'rs,
To deck the ground where thou art laid.
"A Song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline Sung" by William Taylor Collins
So draw a veil across the dale
Where stood that ghastly gate.
No need to tell. You know full well
What was their touching fate,
And how with leaves each little dead breast
Was covered by a Robin Redbreast!
"How The Babes In The Wood Showed They Couldn't Be Beaten" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Normally, we wait until spring for the first appearance of the robin redbreast, and a lot of us hold off at least until St Patrick's Day to start quaffing Irish whiskey, but this year neither should be delayed so long.
Redbreast Master Distiller Kevin Goreman recently made his first visit to the United States to mark the release of Irish Distiller 's Redbreast 12 Cask Strength.
Of all of the brands made by Irish Distillers , a Pernod Ricard subsidiary, what's special about Redbreast.
Normally, we wait until spring for the first appearance of the robin redbreast, and a lot of us hold off at least until St Patrick's Day to start quaffing Irish whiskey , but this year neither should be delayed so long.
Normally, we wait until spring for the first appearance of the robin redbreast , and a lot of us hold off at least until St Patrick's Day to start quaffing Irish whiskey, but this year neither should be delayed so long.
Redbreast Sunfish released into Pee Dee rivers.
Redbreast Master Distiller Kevin Goreman recently made his first visit to the United States to mark the release of Irish Distiller's Redbreast 12 Cask Strength.
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