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missel thrush

[mis-uh l] /ˈmɪs əl/
Origin of missel thrush
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Various birds, and particularly the missel thrush, feed upon the berries.

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • When flying, it seems scarcely larger than a missel thrush; but it is more slender in shape, and its wings are much longer.

  • This has been compared to the scream of the missel thrush; but Macgillivray says it seems to him more like the croak of a frog.

  • She would never again feel like a missel thrush with a safe-hidden nest.

    The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • No wonder he thought our robin inferior in power to the missel thrush, in variety to the mavis, and in melody to the blackbird!

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs
  • In confinement it is treated like the missel thrush, but it is generally only kept as a decoy bird.

British Dictionary definitions for missel thrush

missel thrush

a variant spelling of mistle thrush
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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