night bird

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Noun1.night bird - any bird associated with night: owlnight bird - any bird associated with night: owl; nightingale; nighthawk; etc
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
night raven - any bird that cries at night
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On returning to the sacristy he had torn off his alb, cope, and stole, had flung all into the hands of the stupefied beadle, had made his escape through the private door of the cloister, had ordered a boatman of the Terrain to transport him to the left bank of the Seine, and had plunged into the hilly streets of the University, not knowing whither he was going, encountering at every step groups of men and women who were hurrying joyously towards the Pont Saint-Michel, in the hope of still arriving in time to see the witch hung there,--pale, wild, more troubled, more blind and more fierce than a night bird let loose and pursued by a troop of children in broad daylight.
Trent and the boy took it by turns to watch, their revolvers loaded by their side, and their eyes ever turned towards that dark line of forest whence came nothing but the singing of night birds and the calling of wild animals.
As to the windows, all the panes having been broken, night birds, alarmed by the torch, flew away through their holes.
He was a Russian: and for him to be implicated meant simply sinking into the lowest social depths amongst the hopeless and the destitute--the night birds of the city.
The rush and swoop of these wonderful night birds was all lost upon him; their heroic dash and self-sacrifice.
And those who heard it Felt a hurt in their hearts and thought they were hearing The song of a night bird.
Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song' by Stephanie Castillo
Stationed slightly to our right are Night Bird and The College Widow, two film treatments that Faulkner wrote in 1932, early in his tenure at MGM, which feature a character similar to Temple.
Also on the horizon is a film about Thomas's life, Night Bird Song.
He is a rapper and has produced and starred in songs, but he's rarely a night bird and while plying his trade as an Al Ain striker his outings have been mostly to shopping malls.
No previous result of comprehensive night bird surveys in the semiarid Southwest has been published.
agency found the project would destroy several acres of habitat used by the nightjar, a gray robin-size night bird.