from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A European pipit or titlark, Anthus pratensis.
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A meadow-pipit tsip-tsips from rock to rock while a buzzard mounts thermals on still wings and mews down at us.
Then, again, our three common pipits -- the tree-pipit (Anthus arboreus), the meadow-pipit (Anthus pratensis), and the rock-pipit or sea-lark (Anthus obscurus) have each occupied a distinct place in nature to which they have become specially adapted, as indicated by the different form and size of the hind toe and claw in each species.
The meadow-pipit is, apparently, uncertain where he shall come down, wandering and irregular on his course.