from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the crest of a fiery color: as, the fire-crested wren.
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It was only when Mark was tired of listening to the translation of Horace that he called thrushes shrikes: when he was wandering over the cliffs or tramping beside his grandfather across the Rhos, he was severely sceptical of any rarity and used to make short work of the old gentleman's Dartford warblers and fire-crested wrens.
And brightly the fire-crested billows are gleaming,