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tom·tit

 (tŏm′tĭt′)
n.
A small bird, such as a titmouse.
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tomtit

(ˈtɒmˌtɪt)
n
(Animals) Brit any of various tits, esp the bluetit
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tom•tit

(ˈtɒmˌtɪt)

n.
a titmouse.
[1700–10; Tom (Thumb) + tit1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tomtit - widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the headtomtit - widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head
titmouse, tit - small insectivorous birds
genus Parus, Parus - type genus of the family Paridae
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Bob knew, directly he saw a bird's egg, whether it was a swallow's, or a tomtit's, or a yellow-hammer's; he found out all the wasps' nests, and could set all sort of traps; he could climb the trees like a squirrel, and had quite a magical power of detecting hedgehogs and stoats; and he had courage to do things that were rather naughty, such as making gaps in the hedgerows, throwing stones after the sheep, and killing a cat that was wandering incognito .
I do hate to see a tall, stout fellow so sniveling like a girl of fourteen over a dead tomtit. Put down thy bow, man!
might take a horse, or a canary, or a tomtit if he chose, and that was accord and satisfaction [since the obligor was under no pre-existing duty to deliver the horse, canary, or tomtit]; but by a most extraordinary peculiarity of the English Common Law, he could not take 19s.