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brown thrasher

a common large songbird, Toxostoma rufum, of the eastern U.S., having reddish-brown plumage.
Also called brown thrush.
Origin of brown thrasher
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Do you think the brown thrasher looks any more like a cuckoo than he does like a thrush?

  • Song suggesting both that of the brown thrasher and the Mockingbird.

  • “They broke my leg with a stone from a sling shot,” piped brown thrasher.

    Father Thrift and His Animal Friends Joseph Charles Sindelar
  • Nesting done, the brown thrasher ceased his long and brilliant solos from the treetops after the first week of July.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • One day in early April as I was riding along the road I heard the song of the brown thrasher.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • The brown thrasher sings chiefly just after sunrise and before sunset, but may be heard singing at intervals during the day.

  • I can suggest no other explanation than that he must have learned it from the brown thrasher.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • His performance would probably have deceived the brown thrasher himself.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • The brown thrasher is a beautiful singer and eats many insects, mostly injurious.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • The brown thrasher, that grand-opera singer who loves a tree-top and an audience, has a more brilliant song.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville

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