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gray-cheeked thrush

[grey-cheekt] /ˈgreɪˌtʃikt/
noun
1.
a North American thrush, Catharus minimus, having olive upper parts and grayish cheeks.
Origin of gray-cheeked thrush
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • I have met the gray-cheeked thrush (Turdus alici) in the woods, and held him in my hand; still I do not know him.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • It proved to be the gray-cheeked thrush (Turdus alici), named and first described by Professor Baird.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • A gray-cheeked thrush flew up to the roof of Sokwenna's cabin and began to sing.

    The Alaskan James Oliver Curwood
  • Spiders are freely eaten by the gray-cheeked thrush in spring, and sparingly in fall.

  • I have met the gray-cheeked thrush in the woods, and held him in my hand; still I do not know him.

    In the Catskills

    John Burroughs

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