hermit thrush

Origin of hermit thrush

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for hermit thrush

Historical Examples of hermit thrush

  • I said that even the hermit-thrush prefers a wood with a road through it.

    Wild Life Near Home

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • Stand and listen to the hermit-thrush and see if you can think idle thoughts.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • These are the chickadee, the white-throated sparrow, and the hermit-thrush.

  • And from a thick maple on the edge of a clearing a hermit-thrush fluted slowly over and over his cloistral ecstasy.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • The hermit-thrush may be easily identified by his color; his back being a clear olive-brown becoming rufous on his rump and tail.

    Wake-Robin

    John Burroughs