catbird

Part of speech: noun

A small slate - colored North American thrush with cat like cry.

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Usage examples "catbird":

  1. The clamour of little falls, the solemn suggestion of wind in the pines, the sweet broken jangle of cow- bells, a catbird in a tree- a continuous yet zigzag sort of warble, silver and sibilant notes alternating,- the rare wild turkey's call along a deeply embowered creek- one by one all these came to Judith's dreaming ears, clear, perfect, individual, on the majestic sea of silence about her. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.
  2. " She sang like a catbird for fifty cents a column," remarked Jim. - "Cupid's Middleman", Edward B. Lent.
  3. Mr. Catbird, who loved to play jokes on everybody, started mewing from his hiding place under the lilac bushes. - "The Tale of Old Dog Spot", Arthur Scott Bailey.