titlark


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tit·lark

 (tĭt′lärk′)
n.
See pipit.

[tit- (as in titmouse) + lark.]

titlark

(ˈtɪtˌlɑːk)
n
(Animals) another name for the pipit, esp the meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)
[C17: from tit1 + lark1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.titlark - a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open countrytitlark - a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Anthus pratensis, meadow pipit - a common pipit that is brown above and white below; widely distributed in northern and central Europe and in Asia
References in classic literature ?
Another island of large size in the latitude of southern Scotland, but twice as far to the west, would be "almost wholly covered with everlasting snow," and would have each bay terminated by ice-cliffs, whence great masses would be yearly detached: this island would boast only of a little moss, grass, and burnet, and a titlark would be its only land inhabitant.
On the strength of her popularity, she went on to play Gloria Titlark in The Liver Birds, and then Chrissy Plummer in Man About The House, where she had a battle of wits with another bloke, Richard O'Sullivan playing her flatmate, Robin.
It made a wonderful home for my new friend Fred Ponsonby Titlark, a very small Mediterranean terrapin.