Definition of Thornbill

1. Noun. Any of various South American hummingbirds with a sharp pointed bill.




Definition of Thornbill

1. n. Any one of several species of small, brilliantly colored American birds of the genus Rhamphomicron. They have a long, slender, sharp bill, and feed upon honey, insects, and the juice of the sugar cane.

Definition of Thornbill

1. Noun. Any of the passerine birds of the genus (spelink Acanthiza). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Thornbill

1. Any one of several species of small, brilliantly coloured American birds of the genus Rhamphomicron. They have a long, slender, sharp bill, and feed upon honey, insects, and the juice of the sugar cane. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thornbill

thorium-228
thorium compounds
thorium dioxide
thoriums
thorn
thorn-headed
thorn apple
thorn apple crystals
thorn in someone's side
thorn in the flesh
thornapple
thornapples
thornasite
thornback
thornbacks
thornbill (current term)
thornbills
thornbird
thornbirds
thornbushes
thornbut
thorned
thornen
thornfish
thornfishes
thornhog

Literary usage of Thornbill

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

1. The Chronicle of Calais: In the Reigns of Henry VII. and Henry VIII. to the by Richard Turpyn (1846)
"Mark B. thornbill, Esq. Patna, EI Mrs. thornbill, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Ven. Thomas Thorp, DD Archdeacon of Bristol. Benjamin Thorpe, Esq. FSA Joseph Win ..."

2. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1919)
"thornbill -v. O'Rear, 108 Ala. Levine, 197 Mass. 263, 83 NE 861, v. Hale, 112 Mass. 308, 17 Am. Rep. 60 ASR 407 and note; Gordon v. 299, 19 So. ..."

3. The Chronicles of Crime: Or The New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of by Camden Pelham (1886)
"On this subject the following line« were written at the time :— " thornbill, 'tie thine to gild with fimie The obscure, and raise the humble ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"If we are not misinformed, the late Sir Themas Robinson (perhaps better known In 1730, Mr Hogarth married the only daughter of Sir James thornbill, ..."

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