Definition of Silktail

1. the waxwing (a bird) [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silktail

silking
silkless
silklike
silkman
silkmen
silkmoth
silkmoths
silkness
silkoline
silkolines
silks
silkscreen
silkscreened
silkscreening
silkscreens
silktail (current term)
silktails
silkware
silkwares
silkwear
silkweed
silkweeds
silkwoman
silkwomen
silkwood
silkworm
silkworm moth
silkworm seed
silkworms
silky

Literary usage of Silktail

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

1. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1845)
"... the wood-pigeon ; the pochard ; and the occasional visitors, the crossbill and the silktail ; or several species of the more rare aquatic wanderers, ..."

2. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1845)
"... the wood-pigeon ; the pochard ; and the occasional visitors, the crossbill and the silktail ; or several species of the more rare aquatic wanderers, ..."

3. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1868)
"... not knowing what to expect; but the moment I took it in hand, I pronounced it the male garrulus Bohemicus, or German silktail, from the five, ..."

4. The Intellectual Observer (1864)
"... and by cheerful notes break the sullen monotony of the dreary season, the silktail, the grosbeak, the snowflake, crossbill, mountain finch, and mountain ..."

5. A History of British Birds by William YARRELL, Howard Saunders, Alfred Newton (1874)
"... the common German name of the bird—Seidenschwanz (silktail), just as Lister subsequently did, when he had occasion to give it an English appellation. ..."

6. The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine by Edward Hungerford Goddard, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1860)
"Called also the "silktail," and "Chatterer;" it is a winter visitant, and though it occasionally comes in some numbers, it is by no means regular or ..."

7. Memory: An Inductive Study by Frederick Welton Colegrove, Granville Stanley Hall (1900)
"The silktail originally migrated south, but later took up a permanent abode in Germany. Birds which 22 migrate by way of the Mediterranean, says Dr. August ..."

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