Definition of Crossbills

1. Noun. (plural of crossbill) ¹



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Definition of Crossbills

1. crossbill [n] - See also: crossbill

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossbills

crossbar
crossbarred
crossbarring
crossbars
crossbeak
crossbeaks
crossbeam
crossbeams
crossbearer
crossbearers
crossbench
crossbencher
crossbenchers
crossbenches
crossbill
crossbills (current term)
crossbirth
crossbirths
crossbit
crossbite
crossbite teeth
crossbites
crossbody
crossbones
crossborder
crossbow
crossbower
crossbowers
crossbowman
crossbowmen

Literary usage of Crossbills

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"I may add that although' I spend a little time in the coniferous forests of our mountains up to timber line each year I have never seen any crossbills. ..."

2. Through the Year with Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Herbert Wendell Gleason (1917)
"crossbills AT THE LEANING HEMLOCKS APRIL 13, 1860. ... I saw at once that they were new to me, and guessed that they were crossbills,1 which was the case, ..."

3. Short Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of the Highlands by Charles St. John (1893)
"CHAPTER VIII crossbills: Habits of; Nest—Snowy Owl—Great-eared ... 33) gives a charming narrative of the feeding of a party of crossbills in the woods. ..."

4. The Intellectual Observer (1866)
"THE WAXWING, THE PINE GROSBEAK, AND THE crossbills. BY "THE OLD BUSHMAN." THESE three birds, denizens of the far north, are rarely seen in a state of nature ..."

5. Law of Real Property: Being a Complete Compendium of Real Estate Law by Emerson Etheridge Ballard, Tilghman Ethan Ballard, Arthur Walker Blakemore (1902)
"Counterclaims and crossbills. Where a cause in which a plaintiff was given a judgment establishing a resulting trust in land In his favor was remanded on ..."

6. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"... cases the nesting season is prolonged or subject to much variation, the same as in case of the crossbills. Generally the species is a frequenter of ..."

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