tree sparrow

Definitions

  • TREE SPARROW
    TREE SPARROW
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tree sparrow finch common in winter in the northern U.S.
    • n tree sparrow Eurasian sparrow smaller than the house sparrow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tree sparrow (Zoöl) any one of several species of small arboreal sparrows, especially the American tree sparrow (Spizella monticola), and the common European species (Passer montanus).
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Usage

In literature:

Once she dashed out of the tree for an instant, and drove a sparrow away from the tomato patch.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
Week after week I saw them in the same place, accompanied always by half a dozen tree sparrows.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Only the earliest sparrows were twittering; in the trees only the most wakeful rooks were uttering tentative caws.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
This pale colored bird bears a remote resemblance to the Tree Sparrow.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The sparrows disputed in the trees that lined the pavements.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
The trees came out clear, the city sparrows and robins chirped.
"The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
While they were still talking, some sparrows settled on the tree under which they were lying.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Not a sound, save the chirruping of the sparrows in the trees of the park, was to be heard.
"Pharos, The Egyptian" by Guy Newell Boothby
Four tree sparrows, one savannah sparrow and three species of small mammals also were taken from this marsh.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
Both windows stood open and the sparrows were quarreling in the chestnut tree outside.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
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In poetry:

Black London trees have made their screen
From folk who pry and peer,
The sooty sparrows now begin
Their talk of country cheer.
"The Convent Garden" by Katharine Tynan
Nay, only look what I have found!
A Sparrow's nest upon the ground;
A Sparrow's nest as you may see,
Blown out of yonder old elm tree.
"The Sparrow's Nest" by Mary Botham Howitt
I heard a vesper-sparrow sing,
Withdrawn, it seemed, into the far
Slow sunset's tranquil cinnabar;
The crimson, softly smoldering
Behind the trees, with its one star.
"Dusk In The Woods" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Nicole Richie, carrying son Sparrow, is pictured on her way to celebrate daughter Harlow Madden's 3rd birthday at a private party at the Tree House Social Club in Beverly Hills, CA.
Tree sparrow reports from across Central New York.
Courtesy of Cornell Laboratory of Orthnithology IDENTIFY the American tree sparrow by the following marks: a brownish-red crown and a dark spot on the breast.
As the mornings go by, the accumulating whistles of tree sparrows echo like a symphony reaching a familiar crescendo.
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