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robin redbreast

noun
1.
robin (defs 1, 2).
Origin of robin redbreast
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots); robin, special use of Robin
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  • If me and Henry was babes in the wood, he was a robin redbreast from the topmost bough.

  • So that there grew to be a slight flavour of mystery about robin redbreast.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • But she did not understand the peculiar architecture of robin redbreast.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • It might come round in some disagreeable way to—robin redbreast.'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • It was only,' and her voice faltered a little, 'the associations with robin redbreast.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • There on a branch of the maple tree was robin redbreast singing merrily.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm Helen Fuller Orton
  • Do you wonder that the boys and girls of England are so fond of their robin redbreast?

    The Jumble Book David Cory
  • The robin redbreast is a prime favourite in English cottage homes.

  • The cock or the robin redbreast warns her in vain, and she is swallowed.

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault

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