Origin of water ouzel
First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for water ouzel
I am now able, without incivility, to distinguish the two families of Water-ouzel.Love's Meinie
The water-ouzel is found by the alpine lakes and brooks on the mountains of the West.Wild Life on the Rockies
Enos A. Mills
The names Water-ouzel and Dipper are of very ancient application.Among the Birds in Northern Shires
The solitudes of this sylvan park are cheered with the melody of the water-ouzel, the Alaska hermit thrush, and the winter wren.
So, too, is the water-ouzel, a bird of the alpine brooks in the mountains of the West that has been immortalized by John Muir.
- another name for dipper (def. 2)
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