jenny wren


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Noun1.jenny wren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tailsjenny wren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
Troglodytes troglodytes, winter wren - small wren of coniferous forests of northern hemisphere
house wren, Troglodytes aedon - common American wren that nests around houses
marsh wren - a wren of the genus Cistothorus that frequents marshes
Salpinctes obsoletus, rock wren - wren inhabiting badlands and mesa country of western United States and Mexico
Carolina wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus - large United States wren with a musical call
cactus wren - large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico
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jenny wren

nZaunkönigweibchen nt; (in children’s stories) → Frau Zaunkönig
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'This is what your loving Jenny Wren calls the best time in the day and night,' said the person of the house.
Jenny Wren had her personal vanities--happily for her--and no intentions were stronger in her breast than the various trials and torments that were, in the fulness of time, to be inflicted upon
He gave his hand to Jenny Wren, and he gave his hand to Lizzie, and he stood leaning by the door at Lizzie's side.
Then he fell to talking playfully with Jenny Wren. 'I think of setting up a doll, Miss Jenny,' he said.
'How's my Jenny Wren, best of children, object dearest affections broken-hearted invalid?'
"Oh no, if you please'm; that's a damask table-cloth belonging to Jenny Wren; look how it's stained with currant wine!
But he thought it was a ball, and Jenny Wren had told him that boys kick balls, so he kicked it; and after that he could not find it anywhere.
There to, almost as a background sound, was the gentle voice of a willow warbler The blackbird seemed determined to out sing the great tits with their oft repeated and urgent two-note declaration, the chaffinches' chortling little songs and even the rapid vocal fire of Jenny Wren, which size for size, out does them all in decibel levels.
Jenny, who also goes under the name Jenny Wren and Jennifer Harley, still tours with her band Ladykillers, whose members have been in groups including Iron Maiden.
On the 30,h anniversary of the establishment of the WRCNS, a statue named Jenny Wren was unveiled in Galt, Ontario to honour the Navy women who served during the Second World War.
Personally chosen by Sir Thumbs Aloft himself, there's innovation (Temporary Secretary), Bond theme spectacular (Live And Let Die), alongside his superlative gift for melody (Maybe I'm Amazed), rocking splendour (Let Me Roll It) and overlooked latterday gems (Jenny Wren).
Similarly, little Jenny Wren, with her bad back and queer legs, promotes the obvious fiction that her lumbering, drunken father is her "bad child." This lie permits Jenny, who is barely a teenager herself, (2) to control the purse strings and to become not the angel but, as she herself proclaims, "the person of the house" (271), and thereby demand obedience from her cowering father.