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.

    Country diary: Barmouth

  • 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.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • The meadow-pipit is, apparently, uncertain where he shall come down, wandering and irregular on his course.

    The Life of the Fields


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  • "A keen bird-watcher asked me to keep a watch on five meadow-pipits on my rounds as a trapper, because he wanted to find the nests." - The Countryman (a British agricultural journal), Vol. LIII, No. 1, Spring 1956, p. 125.

    September 1, 2010