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wren-tit

or wrentit

[ren-tit] /ˈrɛnˌtɪt/
noun
1.
a small, brown bird, Chamaea fasciata, of the western U.S., resembling a wren and a titmouse, and having a long, tapered tail.
Origin of wren-tit
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • The known ranges of the various forms, or subspecies of the wren-tit are given in the following paper.

  • But if so, what did this interest on the part of the wren-tit mean?

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • Nevertheless, my riddle was only half solved, for how about the wren-tit?

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • The wren-tit had stayed behind at the well; but while the lazuli was gone, who should come flying in but the foster mother!

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • I became so impressed by the wren-tit side of the case that I quite forgot the lazuli note and markings.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam

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