redwing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redwing small European thrush having reddish flanks
    • n redwing North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Redwing (Zoöl) A European thrush (Turdus iliacus). Its under wing coverts are orange red. Called also redwinged thrush. A North American passerine bird (Agelarius phœniceus) of the family Icteridæ. The male is black, with a conspicuous patch of bright red, bordered with orange, on each wing. Called also redwinged blackbird red-winged troupial marsh blackbird, and swamp blackbird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redwing The red-winged thrush of Europe, Turdus iliacus.
    • n redwing The red-winged marsh-blackbird of America, A Agelæux phœniceus. See Agelæus and blackbird.
    • n redwing In South Africa, one of the francolins, Francolinus Coaillanti, a game-bird somewhat resembling the quail.
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Usage

In literature:

So did the blackbirds and the redwings.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
He knew by the sound of Redwing's voice that Redwing wasn't joking.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
I have no objection to visiting the Redwings.
"A Life's Morning" by George Gissing
Over his head Mr. Redwing was singing as if his heart would burst with the very joy of springtime.
"The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat" by Thornton W. Burgess
This was not the first time I had heard the redwing called the ricebird.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
Distant redwings gave their celebrated imitation of a great multitude.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
He could hear Mr. Redwing's voice, and it sounded as if Mr. Redwing was very much excited.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
When birds come to suffer by severe frost, I find that the first that fail and die are the redwing-fieldfares, and then the song-thrushes.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1" by Gilbert White
How shrill sounded the cries of the redwings in the marsh!
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
Redwings' nests always look better in the morning, besides.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
A redwing called from the bracken bordering the brook, and the girl called back, trying to mimic its glad note.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
Has the egg of the redwing been ever seen in this situation before?
"Notes and Queries, Number 82, May 24, 1851" by Various
With the Redwings the whole winter season seems one continued carnival.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
By this the soul of the redwing was fired, and with savage war-cries he descended upon them.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
The reedy marshes are beloved by the redwings.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
S Redwing, 3; Bear Creek, near Walsenburg, 2 (CSU); 1 mi.
"Geographic Variation in the Pocket Gopher, Thomys bottae, in Colorado" by Phillip M. Youngman
They left Redwing early in the afternoon of July 1, and on the following day passed the St. Croix.
"Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan Tribes West of the Mississippi" by David Ives Bushnell
It shares with the Redwing the name of Nightingale, and often delighted us in our midnight visits amongst the islands.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
He saw Sammy Jay, Blacky the Crow and Mrs. Redwing sitting in the alders.
"Mother West Wind's Animal Friends" by Thornton W. Burgess
This is a marsh bird, about the size of the redwing, and is very common on the banks of rivers, lakes, and large ponds.
"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by J. M. Bechstein
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In news:

Redwings one win away from playoffs.
"Once A Redwing, Always A Redwing".
Redwing Black Bird Early May.
From Redwing Electric to Zia Consulting.
Redwing 's revenues grew 61 percent year-over-year in 2011, and the company is projecting a 93 percent increase this year.
On April 10th, Bonnie Raitt will release her first album in seven years, and it's the first on her newly minted label Redwing Records.
Dec 31, 2012 9:00 pm Treasure Island Resort and Casino, Redwing MN.
Hoboken fetes state champion Redwings with victory parade.
Redwing faithful flock to MetLife for title game.
Redwing faithful flock to MetLife for title game NJ.com.
About 200 Redwing fanatics began their trek into MetLife Stadium to watch Hoboken battle Roselle Park for the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 title game.
Enlarge Lauren Casselberry/The Jersey Journal A parade to celebrate the Hoboken High School Redwings state football championship victory makes it's way down Washington Street on Monday, Dec 10, 2012.
Lauren Casselberry/The Jersey Journal Hoboken Redwings Victory Parade gallery (17 photos).
State champs Hoboken Redwings football team hold victory parade.
Hoboken Redwings celebrate their ninth annual State Championship at City Hall today.
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In science:

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