- any of several small, larklike birds, especially a pipit.
Origin of titlark
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From this and the season, and the size and color of the bird, I knew he had seen the pipit or titlark.Locusts and Wild Honey
You cannot generalise from the actions of an individual as you may safely do in the case of a titlark or a gull or a donkey.The Land's End
W. H. Hudson
The melody of singing birds ranks as follows: The nightingale first, then the linnet, titlark, sky lark and wood lark.
Or why it is permissible to slay a minute bird such as a snipe, while a titlark is on no account to be touched.Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.
Hearing a titlark singing his loudest, I found him perched on the rim of a tub placed for horses to drink from.Nature Near London
- another name for the pipit, esp the meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)
C17: from tit 1 + lark 1
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