linnet

Part of speech: noun

A small singing- bird.

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Usage examples "linnet":

  1. No one disturbed them except the painted sportsman; and the song of the linnet and the thrush was heard all day, and that of the nightingale during the night. - "La Vendée An Historical Romance", Anthony Trollope.
  2. So the linnet drenched in the storm, will, while yet shivering, begin to sing and hop from branch to branch with the first sunbeam. - "The Invasion of France in 1814", Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian.
  3. The bee- bird was one of the noisiest birds about the ranch- house, but commoner than he; in fact, the most abundant bird, next to the linnet and blackbird, was the California chewink, or, as the ranchman appropriately called him, the 'brown chippie; ' for he does not look like the handsome chewink we know, but is a fat, dun brown bird with a thin chip that he utters on all occasions. - "A-Birding on a Bronco", Florence A. Merriam.