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weaver (ˈwiːvə)
1.  a person who weaves, esp as a means of livelihood
2.  short for weaverbird

weaverbird or weaver (ˈwiːvəˌbɜːd)
1.  any small Old World passerine songbird of the chiefly African family Ploceidae, having a short thick bill and a dull plumage and building covered nests: includes the house sparrow and whydahs
2.  Also called: weaver finch any similar bird of the family Estrilidae, of warm regions of the Old World: includes the waxbills, grassfinches, and Java sparrow
weaver or weaver

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any of a number of small finchlike birds of the Old World, or any of several related birds that are noted for their nest-building techniques using grass stems and other plant fibres. They are particularly well-known for their roofed nests, which in some African species form complex, hanging woven chambers. Many species of weavers are highly gregarious.

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Example sentences
As long as a weaver's beam was each of her two shins, and they were as dark as the back of a stag-beetle.
Lesser-masked weaver bathing next to a beautiful lily.
His products are as needful as those of the baker or the weaver.
Weaver ants, for example, have a distinct bimodal size distribution.
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