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wood thrush

a large thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, common in woodlands of eastern North America, and noted for its melodious song.
Origin of wood thrush
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The cast of its song is very much like that of the wood-thrush, and a good observer might easily confound the two.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Them has friend wood-thrush verily seen, and against them he strove to warn us.

  • Down by Cubby Hollow I found a wood-thrush's nest in a slender swamp-maple, about fifteen feet from the ground.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • With the wood-thrush, the encounters differed from both the preceding.

    In Nesting Time Olive Thorne Miller
  • For years I have not known the nest of a wood-thrush to succeed.

  • Yet those who have heard only the wood-thrush may well place him first on the list.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • A wood-thrush was singing when he stepped out on the porch and its cool notes had the liquid freshness of the morning.

  • Colour came with the wild flowers and song with the wood-thrush.

  • A wood-thrush flitted from a ravine as she and Bub went back down the creek—and she stopped with uplifted face to listen.

  • Now the golden trillide-de of the wood-thrush sounded through the silent woods.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs

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