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red bird

red1 (def 6).
Origin of red bird
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Say, look at the red-bird," he shouted, as a Tanager flitted onto a low branch and blazed in the sun.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • red-bird,—a most beautiful scarlet bird, the size of a blackbird.

  • She's good and as putty as a red-bird, but I don't reckon that she'd like to be the wife of a mountain preacher.

    The Starbucks Opie Percival Read
  • In Kentucky the summer red-bird everywhere attracted my attention.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • I have heard him give the red-bird's call, and heard that loveliest of all birds answer him.

  • The turkey-cock had gone to its rest; so had the red-bird, so had the jay-bird; so had Sprigg.

    The Red Moccasins Morrison Heady
  • How we should miss him if he were gone, or even were become as rare as the summer red-bird and the cardinal are in our latitude!

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • The red-bird flutters lower down in the coppice of green pawpaws, or amidst the amber leaflets of the beechen thicket.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • And then the red-bird, himself desperately in love, knew what it all meant, and burst into jubilant song.

  • It may pass, however, as a badly executed likeness of the tufted cardinal grosbeak or red-bird.

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