tree swallow

Definitions

  • TREE SWALLOW
    TREE SWALLOW
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tree swallow of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities
    • n tree swallow bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tree swallow (Zoöl) any one of several species of swallows of the genus Hylochelidon which lay their eggs in holes in dead trees. They inhabit Australia and adjacent regions. Called also martin in Australia.
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Usage

In literature:

The swallows had escaped and the rooks sank back into the green tree-tops.
"Lynton and Lynmouth" by John Presland
A little later they entered the sharp-cut shadows beneath the trees and were swallowed in the darkness.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
So they pressed their horses, and he saw them swallowed by the trees as darkness gathered.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
The small swallows in the trees near me were carefully trained in this.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Swallow, white-breasted, (Tree Swallow), 180, 183.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
Swallows sometimes twitter from the tops of the apple-trees.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Jones swallowed some drink, and looked at the little tree.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
While she asked herself these questions, Closs disappeared among the trees in the park, and was swallowed up in the black shadows.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
TREE SWALLOW; White-bellied Swallow.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Mrs. Robin caught one crumb, swallowed it, and then, with a glance of affection at Jack, returned to her duties in the tree.
"Little Robins Learning to Fly" by Madeline Leslie
The swallows flew in light, the fish swam in light, the trees stood in light.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
The sky is still growing kindlier and redder, the swallows and the blossom-trees louder, the house-shadows broader, and men more happy.
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Then the snake left the tree and began to swallow the gazelle, commencing at the head.
"Lost in the Jungle" by Paul Du Chaillu
The birds had hidden under roofs and trees; only swallows were rushing unquietly through the air.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Then he wades off through the snow, and is presently swallowed out of sight by gray trees and blue shadows.
"In New England Fields and Woods" by Rowland E. Robinson
Then the boa let its prey fall, descended the tree, and prepared to swallow what it had slain.
"The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines" by Hezekiah Butterworth
But some tree swallows still cling to old-fashioned ways and at least rest in hollow trees and stumps, even if they do not nest in them.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
Then away rode the Winslows, and presently the grey-stemmed gum trees swallowed them up.
"From Squire to Squatter" by Gordon Stables
The sky is still growing kindlier and redder, the swallows and the blossom-trees louder, the house-shadows broader, and men more happy.
"Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)" by Thomas Carlyle
You see, I don't want to swallow an acorn, and have a great big tree like that grow up in me.
"Mollie and the Unwiseman" by John Kendrick Bangs
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In poetry:

Your friends shall be the Tall Wind,
The River and the Tree;
The Sun that laughs and marches,
The Swallows and the Sea.
"For a Child" by Fannie Stearns Davis
"Those white clouds in the azure;
Those lanes; those breezy trees;
Those softly gliding swallows;
Those fluted melodies;
"Question And Answer" by Mathilde Blind
Beneath a pear tree's shade I lay,
Deep bedded in the long thick grass,
And heard the twitt'ring swallow pass,
And grasshoppers at endless play.
"Echoes Of Spring" by Mathilde Blind
Dark is the beechen hill these winter days,
The trees swallow the light
And make an evening there when morning shines
And the down heaves to the south.
"The Valley" by John Freeman
Ah, shall I follow, on the hills,
The Spring, as wild wings follow?
Where wild-plum trees make wan the hills,
Crabapple trees the hollow,
Haunts of the bee and swallow?
"Deep In The Forest" by Madison Julius Cawein
Hear the gale sweep forth in strength and might,
See the swift-winged swallows take to flight;
Hear the contention among the trees
Driven before it with conquering ease,--
Made to pay rich homage,
Stripped of golden leaves!
"Autumn Rover" by Jewell Miller

In news:

Banded tree swallow part of TVA ash spill study.
Donna Dewhurst/ US Fish and Wildlife Service TVA is testing the blood of nesting tree swallows for the presence of toxic metals related to the 2008 fly ash spill near Kingston.
Tree swallows nest in standard bluebird boxes.
In an exuberantly absurd tale that recalls the old woman who swallowed a fly, a boy named Floyd goes to ridiculous lengths to remove his kite from a tree.
Banded tree swallow part of TVA ash spill study.
Donna Dewhurst/ US Fish and Wildlife Service TVA is testing the blood of nesting tree swallow s for the presence of toxic metals related to the 2008 fly ash spill near Kingston.
Tree swallow s nest in standard bluebird boxes.
This Tree Swallow had a mouthful of bugs when spotted by Jonathan Morgan in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Jonathan Morgan paddled his kayak to a small lagoon near some nesting Tree Swallow s (Tachycineta bicolor) at the Twin Lakes Nature Preserve in Kalamazoo.
1st of two pics of a Tree Swallow .
Tree Swallow guards nest box.
Tree Swallow guards nest box Click to enlarge.
) Tree Swallow that appeared to be guarding one of the nest boxes recently put up along the Riverwalk.
A sinkhole that has already swallowed four oak trees.
The sinkhole is 324 feet across and has swallowed cypress trees.
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