Definition of Chimney swallow
1. Noun. American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys.
Generic synonyms: Swift
Group relationships: Chateura, Genus Chateura
2. Noun. Common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc..
Generic synonyms: Swallow
Group relationships: Genus Hirundo, Hirundo
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chimney Swallow
Literary usage of Chimney swallow
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1. The United States of America: Their History from the Earliest Period; Their by Hugh Murray, James Nicol (1844)
"... Bird of Washington—Osprey—Buzzards—Hawks— Screech- owl —Virginian Owl — Chuck-Will's-Widow—Whip-poor- Will—Night Hawk—Chimney-swallow—Purple Martin ..."
2. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1853)
"In point of fact, the chimney swallow constructs its nest of very small twigs glued together, and to the chimney by a gum, which the bird secretes from its ..."
3. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"bruary, and proves the impossibility of the hybernation of these birds. The British species are migratory. chimney swallow. ..."
4. The Architecture of Birds by James Rennie (1833)
"We are furnished with an instance well adapted for this purpose in the American chimney-swallow ( Cyp- ..."