tomtit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tomtit widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tomtit (Zoöl) A titmouse, especially the blue titmouse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tomtit Some little bird; a tit or titling. Specifically
    • n tomtit The wren, Troglodytes parvulus.
    • n tomtit The green tody of Jamaica, Todus viridis. See cut under tody.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tomtit tom′tit the titmouse.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tom,see Tomboy) + tit, the bird
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Tom, a common name like Jack, and tit, as in titmouse.

Usage

In literature:

The first bird he killed was a tomtit.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The fox went a little farther, and met a tomtit.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
It were one of them little blue and yaller tomtit chaps as lays such lots o' eggs.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
Let us begin with the familiar little tomtit.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Our boat is named the Tomtit.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
FILBERTS, spared by tomtits, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Wouldn't it be lovely to have some wee chicks about as big as tomtits?
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
Looks, as usual, as though he didn't care a single tomtit for things in general, and shooting in particular.
"Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 93. August 27, 1887" by Various
And so had they more pleasure in their son than ever had a tomtit that has reared a young cuckoo.
"The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim" by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
The first bird he killed was a tomtit.
"Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 of 2" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
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