Definition of Tailorbird

1. Noun. Tropical Asian warbler that stitches leaves together to form and conceal its nest.

Exact synonyms: Orthotomus Sutorius
Generic synonyms: Old World Warbler, True Warbler
Group relationships: Genus Orthotomus, Orthotomus



Definition of Tailorbird

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tailorbird

taillights
taillike
tailor
tailor's
tailor's chalk
tailor's cramp
tailor's dummy
tailor's ham
tailor's muscle
tailor's spasm
tailor's tack
tailor-fashion
tailor-made
tailor-make
tailorable
tailorbird (current term)
tailorbirds
tailored
tailoress
tailoresses
tailoring
tailorings
tailorless
tailormade
tailors
tailour
tailours
tailpiece
tailpieces
tailpin

Literary usage of Tailorbird

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1. Travels and Researches in Crete by Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt (1865)
"... instinct and reason, or wherein they differ, and their exact point of departure 1 The Beaver builds his house, the tailorbird sews its leafy nest, ..."

2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... observed ornithology of the Bengal part of India : the bright little lora may perhaps seem to represent the Titmice, and the tiny ' tailorbird' the wren ..."

3. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Straits Branch (1881)
"This tailorbird makes the same ingeniously constructed neat as the others of its kind. One of these, which I have before me, consists of a large leaf about ..."

4. An Introduction to the Birds of Great Britain by John Gould (1873)
"... by that of certain foreign species; and we are struck with astonishment when we gaze upon such nests as those of the tailorbird, the Sociable Grosbeak, ..."

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