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kinglet

[king-lit] /ˈkɪŋ lɪt/
noun
1.
a king ruling over a small country or territory.
2.
any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus.
Origin of kinglet
1595-1605
1595-1605; king + -let
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  • Dr. Coues says of it: "The kinglet's exquisite vocalization defies description."

    Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan
  • The kinglet was the least of all,—a sort of "hop-o'-my-thumb" bird.

  • When they reached the village where the kinglet had lived, the escort had grown to a small army.

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • You're late, you lot of Failings, and the kinglet will scold.

  • "You are accused of being foolish," said the kinglet, with a broad grin upon his freckled face.

  • "The one that makes people dead," replied the kinglet, sternly.

  • Saying this, the wooden Indian bowed to the kinglet, gave a furious war-whoop, and stalked stiffly from the room.

  • The kinglet hesitated, and then jabbed the fat man with his sceptre.

  • The kinglet looked upon the stranger with a kindly expression.

  • The kinglet said nothing, but sent for the wasp, and gave him certain orders.

    Beasts & Men Jean de Bosschre
British Dictionary definitions for kinglet

kinglet

/ˈkɪŋlɪt/
noun
1.
(often derogatory) the king of a small or insignificant territory
2.
(US & Canadian) any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae
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