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wren-tit

or wren·tit

[ren-tit]
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noun
  1. a small, brown bird, Chamaea fasciata, of the western U.S., resembling a wren and a titmouse, and having a long, tapered tail.
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Origin of wren-tit

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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  • But if so, what did this interest on the part of the wren-tit mean?

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • Nevertheless, my riddle was only half solved, for how about the wren-tit?

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • The known ranges of the various forms, or subspecies of the Wren-Tit are given in the following paper.

  • I became so impressed by the wren-tit side of the case that I quite forgot the lazuli note and markings.

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • The wren-tit had stayed behind at the well; but while the lazuli was gone, who should come flying in but the foster mother!

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam