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wood thrush

noun
1.
a large thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, common in woodlands of eastern North America, and noted for its melodious song.
Origin of wood thrush
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95
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  • The wood thrush is the handsomest species of the thrush family.

  • For years I have not known the nest of a wood thrush to succeed.

  • The wood thrush was possibly crippled, but could fly quite well.

    The Bird Study Book

    Thomas Gilbert Pearson
  • The last note would be that of the wood thrush, calling out "quit," "quit."

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs
  • It was a nest that had once belonged to Melody the wood thrush.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
  • I welcomed the catbird, though she is not so attractive a neighbor as the wood thrush.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • Indeed, what is there about the wood thrush that is not pleasing?

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • But all the ways of the wood thrush are smooth and gentle, and suggest the melody of its song.

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

    The Jonathan Papers

    Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  • Certainly the wood thrush's call touches that chord in the human breast.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard

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