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lark sparrow

noun
1.
a North American sparrow, Chondestes grammacus, having a distinctive brown-and-white facial pattern.
Origin of lark sparrow
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90
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  • If the big thistle is rooted out, where shall the lark sparrow build her nest?

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • Still the dickcissel, the lark sparrow and the indigo bunting continued their trio.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • They ceased their concert work, but now and then the lark sparrow pipes up a feeble imitation of his sweet notes in July.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell

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