Origin of throstle
Examples from the Web for throstle
All this meant victory for his dearest hopes, and so he leapt to his feet, and marched off whistling like the throstle.Bulldog And Butterfly|David Christie Murray
I have nothing to commend me—no beautiful song like the nightingale or the throstle, no grace of form such as the swallows have.Beasts & Men|Jean de Bosschre
There's my little lad Aaron, he's got a gift—he can sing a tune off straight, like a throstle.
He was also employing a number of women upon a different description of wheels, and others in throstle spinning.Women in Modern Industry|B. L. Hutchins
All in vain; the great bird of prey bore down upon him like a hawk upon a throstle, gaining, gaining every moment.The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)|Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for throstle
Word Origin for throstle
Word Origin and History for throstle
"thrush," Old English þrostle, from Proto-Germanic *thrustalo (cf. Old Saxon throsla, Old High German droscala, German Drossel "thrush"), altered from (perhaps a diminutive of) *thurstaz (see thrush (n.1)), though OED considers this a distinct word from the same PIE root.