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How to use bittern in a sentence
Later in the spring, she and Elisabeth saw another kind of heron, an American bittern, skulking in some grass by a swamp.
The great auk is but a memory; the bittern booms more rarely in our eastern marshes; and now they tell me Brigadiers are extinct.
It may, therefore, be as well to point out the principal distinctions between this bird and the Common Bittern last mentioned.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
He bolted half a mile with the first boom of the bittern, and his hat lifted with every yelp of the sheitpoke.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter