from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Chiefly British Any of various thrushes, especially a song thrush.
- noun A machine formerly used for spinning fibers such as cotton or wool.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A thrush; especially, the song-thrush or mavis, Turdus musicus. See
thrasher, and cut under thrush.
- noun A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing-rollers with bobbins and fliers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting-apparatus stationary, and also in that it twists and winds simultaneously and continuously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The song thrush. See under
- noun A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so called because it makes a singing noise.
- noun [Prov. Eng.] the missel thrush.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
- noun A machine for
spinningwool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbinsand flyers, and differing from the mulein having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so called because it makes a singing noise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun common Old World thrush noted for its song
- noun a spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of cotton or wool continuously
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The black oaks jostle and the mistletoe puts up its mitts to vie for the sweet-throated throstle where the black oaks jostle over a back fence and vie for the sweet-throated throstle, seeming no less tense over a back fence than the chestnuts dishing the dirt, seeming no less tense than so many introverts, than the chestnuts dishing the dirt down by the water cooler.
She stepped ashore straightway, and looked up the land and to the right hand and the left, and saw at once that it was indeed the Isle of Queens, and the house stood trim and lovely as of old time; then she longed somewhat to tread the green meadow a little, for yet young was the day, and she saw nought stirring save the throstle and a few small beasts.
Just what one learned from the linnet and the throstle was never disclosed by Wordsworth but that was probably because their lessons were ineffable, like the Beatific Vision.
NATURE GEORGE BOAS 1968
A jolly old throstle is singing away in the elm which overhangs the parson's gate.
Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
Where the cotton trade, even with all Arkwright and Crompton's inventions of mule and throstle frames, and the steam-engine wonders of Watt, but for the importation tax of 87 per cent with which the cotton manufactures of
The _throstle_, the _red-wing_, and the _fieldfare_, which migrated in March, now return; and the _ring-ouzel_ arrives from the Welsh and Scottish Alps to winter in more sheltered situations.
The throstle and the red-wing are delicate eating.
The blackbird and the throstle a-praising Queen and King:
Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People Constance D'Arcy Mackay
This applies particularly to the blackbird and throstle.
Where the throstle is singing, and reindeer are roaming.