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wood thrush

a large thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, common in woodlands of eastern North America, and noted for its melodious song.
Origin of wood thrush
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even now a wood thrush closed his last descant in flute-like notes across the river.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • But all the ways of the wood thrush are smooth and gentle, and suggest the melody of its song.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • The last note would be that of the wood thrush, calling out "quit," "quit."

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs
  • I love the wood thrush best of all; but that he should choose this moment!

    The Jonathan Papers Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  • For instance, he seems always to have confounded the song of the hermit thrush with that of the wood thrush.

  • The eggs, laid late in May, resemble those of the wood thrush.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • A wood thrush's nest that I found contained two young thrushes and two buntings.

    Our Bird Comrades Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • She had come from the home of the wood thrush, where hermit and veery were unknown.

    Upon The Tree-Tops Olive Thorne Miller
  • The sky above was the color of the eggs of the wood thrush, a tender blue faintly washed with white.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • "He looks redder than brown, for we called the wood thrush 'brown,'" said Nat.

    Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues

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