Usage examples for starling

  1. How do you do, Starling? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  2. " You see, Starling darling, I wanted you to be prepared," said Joan. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  3. Here she was, fussing over some stuffed birds in a glass case, when a live starling, who could talk, had perched near her very window sill! – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  4. She was well aware that Starling had not believed that the set would be used again. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  5. One can hardly say as much for another of the much- quoted pieces from the Sentimental Journey- the description of the caged starling. – Sterne by H.D. Traill
  6. One group that Francesca passed was discussing a Spanish painter, who was forty- three, and had painted thousands of square yards of canvas in his time, but of whom no one in London had heard till a few months ago; now the starling- voices seemed determined that one should hear of very little else. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  7. A blackbird and a starling are both tidy birds, and both walk much on the ground, but the one lifts its skirts, while the other, more practical and less fashionable, wears a walking dress and saves itself trouble. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  8. Late in November, when the apricots and plums and peaches were ripening on the laden, starling- haunted boughs, she would wander in the orchard belonging to the house, while the heavy drenching rains drummed on the leaves overhead, and sudden furious thunderstorms rent the livid- coloured clouds above with jagged scythes and reaping- hooks of white electric fire, or leaping, dancing, playing, vanishing tongues of thin blue. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  9. To the animal world, also, his affectionate nature went forth in no small degree, and he became deeply attached to a starling, which had learnt to pipe the subject of the Rondo of his 'Pianoforte Concerto in G Major. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  10. His thoughts flew far, far away after the raven, as they had done after the starling. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  11. Starling's going to have his garden all fixed up, and he's going to cover the old arbor with branches and hang Chinese lanterns in it and have little tables and chairs there for folks to sit down and eat ice- cream and cake. – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
  12. The rich, copious song of the starling may be heard there all the forenoon. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  13. When a year ago they had quarrelled over his avowed dislike of Will Starling, she had gone back to her solitary walks and he conscious, painfully conscious, that she regarded him as a young prig, had with that foolish pride of youth resolved to be so far as she was concerned what she supposed him to be. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  14. 1- 10. A starling never reveals the richness of its hues until we see it in the sunlight. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  15. There was one fair- sized south bedroom, and on the window- sill was a young starling with outspread, grimy wings. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. Mr. Starling is abroad? – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie