ground robin

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noun


Nearby words

  1. ground plane,
  2. ground plate,
  3. ground plum,
  4. ground provisions,
  5. ground rent,
  6. ground rod,
  7. ground row,
  8. ground rule,
  9. ground rule double,
  10. ground rules

Origin of ground robin

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

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Examples from the Web for ground robin

  • The bird was not a new one, but was well known then as the ground-robin.

  • Chewink: towhee, or ground-robin; to be distinguished by his loud call of “chewink” and his vigorous scratching among the leaves.

    The Spring of the Year|Dallas Lore Sharp