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water ouzel

dipper (def 4).
Origin of water ouzel
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • The names water-ouzel and Dipper are of very ancient application.

  • I am now able, without incivility, to distinguish the two families of water-ouzel.

    Love's Meinie John Ruskin
  • So, too, is the water-ouzel, a bird of the alpine brooks in the mountains of the West that has been immortalized by John Muir.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The solitudes of this sylvan park are cheered with the melody of the water-ouzel, the Alaska hermit thrush, and the winter wren.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The day they moved I was by the brook, watching a water-ouzel, when they chanced to cross on a fallen log near-by.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • Millicent was sitting in a window-seat with a paint-box beside her and a drawing of a water-ouzel upon her knee.

    The Long Portage Harold Bindloss
  • The water-ouzel is found by the alpine lakes and brooks on the mountains of the West.

    Wild Life on the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • Did not Stamp point out to him a water-ouzel, with impudently jerking tail, dipping and wading in the shallows of the stream?

British Dictionary definitions for water-ouzel

water ouzel

another name for dipper (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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