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reed warbler

noun
1.
a small Old World warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, inhabiting marshy places.
Origin of reed warbler
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • "We shall look forward to hearing your story to-morrow," said the reed-warbler.

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  • The path of invasion of Oceania by the reed-warbler is pictured in figure 15.

  • "Stop your chattering, Goody Cray-Fish," said the reed-warbler.

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  • But Mrs. reed-warbler fainted on her five eggs and the carp swam on with his sad, weary face.

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  • "I should be sorry to be found lacking in respect for you, Mr. reed-warbler," said the cray-fish.

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  • "You're talking rather thoughtlessly, my good Eel," said the reed-warbler.

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  • "I shall faint in a minute," said Mrs. reed-warbler; and she did.

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  • "Indeed, you do your friends an injustice," said the reed-warbler.

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  • Little Mrs. reed-warbler's babies were now expected any day.

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  • "That comes of having too many hind-legs," said the reed-warbler.

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British Dictionary definitions for reed-warbler

reed warbler

noun
1.
any of various common Old World warblers of the genus Acrocephalus, esp A. scirpaceus, that inhabit marshy regions and have a brown plumage
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