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chewink

[chi-wingk] /tʃɪˈwɪŋk/
noun
1.
a towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, of eastern North America.
Origin of chewink
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism; imitative
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  • Still another musician who delights to take liberties with his score is the towhee bunting, or chewink.

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • Swallows were flying about us, and the chewink and cuckoo were heard near at hand.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • I once found, in another place a nest full of chewink babies.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller
  • On the same principles the ornithologist will direct you where to look for the greenlets, the wood-sparrow, or the chewink.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • chewink, or towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), the "Hermit's" story, 93.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • "Oh, worms and bugs that hide under the leaves," replied chewink carelessly.

  • That is why the chewink sings so happily from dawn till dark.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • chewink flew down to the ground and Peter crept out of the bramble-tangle.

  • Most charming was a scion of the chewink family learning to ring his silver bell.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller
  • He couldn't warn chewink without making his own presence known to Reddy Fox.

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