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field sparrow

a common North American finch, Spizella pusilla, found in brushy pasturelands.
Origin of field sparrow
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The three bluish-white eggs with rufous markings at the larger end are the field-sparrow's own.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • The lower part of the web was broken, and in it were entangled two small birds about the size of a field-sparrow.

    The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville

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