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robin redbreast

  1. robin(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of robin redbreast

1400–50; late Middle English (Scots); robin, special use of Robin
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Historical Examples

  • Then was it the beetles who were burying the robin-redbreast?

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

    Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

  • And so to December and the end of the year, which the robin-redbreast always sings out with a happy Christmas carol.

    Birds of the wave and woodland

    Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson

  • I did not mean to trouble her, but I was determined not to lose the chance of being Brother of Pity to a robin-redbreast.