In this way, they were, strictly speaking, rivals of the throstle doubling frame more than the spinning mule.
Barbara was nineteen, and she had a voice which for gaiety and sweetness was like that of a throstle.
Last Wednesday afternoon I was taking a country walk, when all at once my eye was suddenly caught by a throstle.
throstle and skylark to be admired must be heard at a distance.
But there was no blackbird at the spot, and no lost drake, and no bird, except a throstle sitting motionless on the bush mound.
You'll niver hear a throstle i' front o' a robin, nor a robin i' front o' a blackbird.
In 1769 Arkwright invented the “waterframe,” or “throstle,” by means of which a much firmer yarn was produced.
I wonder if even a throstle would not get out of tune were it sentenced to life-long captivity?
If the throstle hen kens nae the mottled lover that sings to her, what other bird o' the wood can come to the knowledge?
Upon the seaside sand-hills it is interesting to observe how ingeniously the throstle deals with the snails.
"thrush," Old English þrostle, from Proto-Germanic *thrustalo (cf. Old Saxon throsla, Old High German droscala, German Drossel "thrush"), altered from (perhaps a diminutive of) *thurstaz (see thrush (n.1)), though OED considers this a distinct word from the same PIE root.