Definition of Night bird

1. Noun. Any bird associated with night: owl; nightingale; nighthawk; etc.

Generic synonyms: Bird
Specialized synonyms: Night Raven

Definition of Night bird

1. Noun. a type of bird associated with the night ¹

2. Noun. a human denizen of night. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Night Bird

night and day
night bell
night bird (current term)
night birds
night blind
night blindness
night blindnesses
night care
night court
night emissions
night game
night hawk
night hawks
night heron

Literary usage of Night bird

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1882)
"But Dryden also calls its song "shrill," while his natural history was so very defective (and he never mentions the nightingale as a night bird) that I ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1805)
"We select the lamentation of the outcast Genius : What time the night-bird pour'd his gloomy song: ' As late I roam'd the Hudson's banks along, ..."

3. Novels, Poems and Letters of Charles Kingsley by Charles Kingsley (1899)
"THE night bird A MYTH A FLOATING, a floating Across the sleeping sea, All night I heard a singing bird Upon the topmost tree. " Oh came you off the isles of ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"... -SNAP, or -TRADER) = NIGHT-BIRD (yV) ; NIGHT- HOUSE = (i) a public-house licensed lo open at night, and (2) a brothel ; NIGHT-HUNTER =(i) a poacher, ..."

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