Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having a white superciliary streak: as, the white-browed sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys.

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Examples

  • Vegetation change associated with pastoral impact led to decreases and local extinctions of some bird species, especially those associated with riparian areas, such as white-browed robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) and purple-crowned fairy-wren.

    Victoria Plains tropical savanna

  • And his grandsons were at the lake, a pair of white-browed boys in down vests, primed for blood sport.

    Underworld

  • This ecoregion contains three endemic bird species: the striped laughingthrush (Garrulax virgatus), brown-capped laughingthrush (Garrulax austeni), and white-browed nuthatch (Sitta victoriae) (Table 1).

    Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests

  • "Greeting," the taskmaster replied, after he had inspected the white-browed servant.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • But she had no desire to read the eloquent little newspaper essays in praise of labor which are daily written by the white-browed journalistic prophets.

    Main Street

  • Beside the cabin was a garden tended by the bargeman's comely white-browed wife; a dozen daisies and geraniums in two starch-boxes.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • As the desert sky swam with orange light and a white-browed woman in the seat behind him hummed Musetta's song from "La Bohème" he was homesick for the outlanders, whom he was deserting that he might stick for twenty years in one street and grub out a hundred thousand dollars.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • Milt merely sat more erect, looked more bland and white-browed and steady.

    Free Air

  • I should prefer to give him Jerdon's name, the white-browed warbler, but for the fact that there are a score or more other warblers with white eyebrows.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The white-spotted is distinguishable from the white-browed species by the white eyebrow being much narrower and less conspicuous.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

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