from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as chimney-swallow
  • noun See swift, n., and Chœtura.


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  • Professional entomologists (the chimney-swift, perhaps, included) may smile at my simplicity, but I was surprised to find this

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey 1877

  • Volunteers are building chimney-swift towers to encourage the declining numbers of swifts to breed on the Spit.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed Stephen Marche 2010

  • a chimney-swift who was out late from home flown by just then.

    The Story-teller Maud Lindsay

  • Robbers! "he called in such a terrible voice that the chimney-swift shook in her nest, and the big fish in the Silver Sea jumped out of the water.

    The Story-teller Maud Lindsay


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