They came under the elm and talked, and the young Wrens listened.
The Wrens fluffed themselves, scolded it, and told it to get up.
The house shown in Fig. 51 is suitable for these birds but is also acceptable to Wrens.
Wrens and sparrows are not too ignoble a quarry for this villainous gos-hawk!
By and by one of the Wrens flying near the new abode, pecked at a crumb.
The Wrens were a most devoted couple,—all in all, about the nicest birds on the place.
For instance, we had fourteen pairs of Wrens on a single acre, some of the nests being not more than fifteen feet apart.
Wrens have built their nests in plundered niche and idle capital.
Two Wrens upon a neighboring branch, tilted forward to watch them, the business of nest building for the moment forgotten.
Brown leaves were rable leaves and chne leaves, and the brown birds were Wrens.
Old English wrenna, metathesis variation of earlier werna, a West Germanic word of uncertain origin. Cf. Icelandic rindill, Old High German wrendo, wrendilo "wren." The bird's name in other languages usually denotes "royalty" (cf. Latin regulus), in reference to its golden crest.