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water ouzel

water ouzel

noun

  1. another name for dipper


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water ouzel1

First recorded in 1615–25
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Example Sentences

In June, too, the ever-cheerful water-ouzel carols most intensely by his chosen home along the alpine streams.

The cheerful water-ouzel, even during the winter, obtains much of its food from the bottom of brooks and lakes.

At the base the melodious meadowlark sings; along the streams on the middle slopes lives the contented water-ouzel.

Did not Stamp point out to him a water-ouzel, with impudently jerking tail, dipping and wading in the shallows of the stream?

The pretty water-ouzel, or dipper, also builds a domed nest, which as a rule resembles a great boss of bright green moss.

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