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chewink

[chi-wingk] /tʃɪˈwɪŋk/
noun
1.
a towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, of eastern North America.
Origin of chewink
1785-1795
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; imitative
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  • Swallows were flying about us, and the chewink and cuckoo were heard near at hand.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau
  • chewink, or towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), the "Hermit's" story, 93.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • As I returned to the gnatcatchers, a chewink was hoeing in the sand stream.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
  • I once found, in another place a nest full of chewink babies.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller
  • That is why the chewink sings so happily from dawn till dark.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • On the same principles the ornithologist will direct you where to look for the greenlets, the wood-sparrow, or the chewink.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Across the fields in the early morning I hear some of the rare April birds,—the chewink and the brown thrasher.

    A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
  • It was quite clear that chewink was hungry and that under those dry leaves he was finding a good meal.

  • He couldn't warn chewink without making his own presence known to Reddy Fox.

  • At the sound of that thump chewink instantly flew up in a little tree.

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