true sparrow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n true sparrow any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
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Quotations

  • Alfred A. Montapert
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    “Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.”

Usage

In literature:

In such a case a true sportsman, to keep his hand in, for lack of larks kills sparrows.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
The sparrow, it is true, will greedily devour it.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Even the sparrows, true hoboes of the air, disdain to seek shelter in their twisted arms.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
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In poetry:

There is singing of birds in the deep wet woods,
In the heart of the listening solitudes,
Pewees, and thrushes, and sparrows, not few,
And all the notes of their throats are true.
"Forest Moods" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

True Sparrow has been providing technology for Fab for the past two years and its co-founder Nishith Shah is also the chief technology officer of the US company.
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