Origin of chimney swallow
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for chimney swallow
How does the chimney-swallow get the twigs it builds its nest with?Bird Neighbors
Within my house is another very human little bird—the chimney-swallow.Wild Life Near Home
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I will also exchange a chimney-swallow's egg for the egg of any bird except a robin, blue jay, or chipping sparrow.
Do you mean to tell me that you have lived to be seventeen years old and dont know what a chimney-swallow is?
I didnt know that I was to blame, laughed George, if you didnt know the difference between a spook and chimney-swallow.
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