The child had the greatest fondness for reading, her first book, a linnet's Life, being tenderly cared for all her days.
"I shouldn't put it off too long, if I were you," advised linnet, candidly.
A lark sang in the sky, linnet and cuckoo at hand, in the wood at the top of the glen cooed the doves.
"You wait till you get there before you boast," advised linnet.
A linnet from the North after days of dangerous travel finally reached Lake Como, southward bound.
"linnet's improving," put in Matthew Henry, with fine sarcasm.
Their flight is rapid and irregular, like that of the linnet.
A goldfinch gave away the bride, and a linnet was bridesmaid.
"Keep silence, noisy little one," Unto a linnet said the Swan.
Perhaps linnet will place the bomb; perhaps Kauffman will do it himself.
small finch-like songbird, 1530s, from Middle French linette "grain of flax," diminutive of lin "flax," from Latin linum "linen" (see linen). Flaxseed forms much of the bird's diet. Old English name for the bird was linetwige, with second element perhaps meaning "pluck." This yielded Middle English and dialectal lintwhite.