Origin of house martin
Examples from the Web for house martin
They dip and wash as they fly sometimes, like the house-martin and swallow.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2|Gilbert White
The house-martin's nest is more elaborate than the swallow's.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust|Hallam Hawksworth
The sand-martin, the house-martin's cousin, prefers the side of a cliff.The Children's Book of London|Geraldine Edith Mitton
Instead of the clay-built nest of the house-martin, this bird bores horizontal galleries in an escarpment.
The wall was perfectly flat, and they began to fasten mud against it as a house-martin would have done.In a Cheshire Garden|Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton