dunnock


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dunnock

(ˈdʌnək)
n
(Animals) another name for hedge sparrow
[C15: from dun2 + -ock]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dunnock - small brownish European songbirddunnock - small brownish European songbird  
accentor - small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
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dunnock

[ˈdʌnək] Nacentor m (común)
References in classic literature ?
And Hareton has been cast out like an unfledged dunnock! The unfortunate lad is the only one in all this parish that does not guess how he has been cheated.'
I'M being awoken every morning by the rapid but beautiful song of a dunnock.
During his oration on the subject he apparently upset a member of the audience, with his reference to the hedge sparrow, aka the dunnock, as being a trollop among the bird species, which made them feel physically sick.
A tasty morsel, it should attract robins, tits blackcaps on the bird table; dunnock, wren, or wagtails the ground.
A tasty morsel, it should attract robins, tits and blackcaps on the bird table; dunnock, wren, or wagtails on the ground.
The contract is for the reconstruction of an existing dam side of Lake Reservoir Prut - Pultusk, located in the municipalities of Dunnock and Pultusk, district Pultusk, province.
Winter is with us and our bird table is busy - house sparrows, dunnock, siskin, greenfinch, chaffinch, reed bunting, great tit, blue tit, coal tit, blackbird, robin and wren.
If you really don't know your goldfinch from your dunnock, don't worry as they have a handy identification leaflet available at the same online address.
A dunnock, a bird about the size of a sparrow, was feeding a young cuckoo which was about eight times as big as itself.
Over the years, The Gramercy cast aside its bias against actors and opened its polished granite and carved, brownstone entrance, porch to such notable film folk as Oscar nominee, Mildred Dunnock, of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Margaret Hamilton, better known as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, and movie icon, James Cagney.
A dunnock pictured at the allotment of Ron Firby, of Norton
The property in Dunnock Place, Five Mile Park, Newcastle, is available for sale through Easiliving for PS309,950, tel: 0191 687 0040.