wren

[ɹ_ˈɛ_n], [ɹˈɛn], [ɹˈɛn]

Definitions of wren:

  1.   A small bird of the finch kind. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2.   A small insessorial bird that feeds on insects, & c., and is often familiar with man. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A small well- known bird. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   Any of several kinds of small singing birds, having short wings, and a short tail that stands up. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for wren:

  1. Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. – John Dryden
  2. You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren – Henry Hudson
  3. There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard. – Edward Lear

Usage examples for wren:

  1. “ " Not me," said the Wren as she shook her Head; " I think his Mamma ought to put him to Bed." ” – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  2. Do tell us, Wren and Cora found a chair quite close to the one on wheels. ” – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  3. This is my daughter Wren said the woman, and I should have introduced myself. ” – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  4. Now let me see you use it, answered little Jenny Wren flying over to the opposite side of the shed and lighting on the handle of a large hay fork. ” – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  5. Sir Christopher Wren said of the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages, that they were 'vast and gigantic buildings indeed, but not worthy the name of architecture. ” – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  6. When the sun had set, she faded away fast: now she was as small as a young wren – Moonshine & Clover by Laurence Housman
  7. It was evident that the name Wren fitted her well - so small, so sweet, so timid, and with such a whispering voice! ” – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  8. Long Bill Wren hadn't thought of that. ” – The Tale of Ferdinand Frog by Arthur Scott Bailey
  9. The willow- wren also came flying through the air with his army with such a humming, and whirring, and swarming that every one was uneasy and afraid, and on both sides they advanced against each other. ” – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  10. When Eagle had gone as far as he could, Wren flew still higher. ” – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown

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