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Chaffinch meaning

chaffinch - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A bird of Europe ( Fringilla coelebs), having a variety of very sweet songs, and highly valued as a cage bird; - called also copper finch.

chaffinch - examples of usage

  1. As the sun rises the chaffinch utters his bold challenge on the tree; the notes are so rapid that they seem to come all at once. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He even remembered something about an official communication which he had opened a day or two before, and hastily dropped in order to fling a book at a strange cat that had come into the garden, and was cowering in wait for a chaffinch. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. I was astonished to see him back; so, apparently, was the chaffinch. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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