Wren

[ɹ_ˈɛ_n], [ɹˈɛn], [ɹˈɛn]

Definitions of wren:

  1.   Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Anthus and allied genera, of the family Motacillidae. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the great length of the hind claw. They are, therefore, often called titlarks, and pipit larks.
  2.   A small insessorial bird that feeds on insects, & c., and is often familiar with man.
  3.   A small bird of the finch kind.
  4.   A small well- known bird.
  5.   Any of several kinds of small singing birds, having short wings, and a short tail that stands up.
  6.   and of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
  7.   A small bird, having short wings and tail.
  8.   English architect who designed more than fifty London churches ( 1632- 1723)
  9.   Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of the family Troglodytidae.
  10.   Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits.

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. Long Bill Wren hadn't thought of that. ” – The Tale of Ferdinand Frog by Arthur Scott Bailey
  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. He was no busy nest- builder, like Rusty Wren – The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey
  4. Now, with Rusty Wren living right beneath his bedroom window to wake him at dawn, Farmer Green had no trouble in getting up in good season. ” – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
  5. “ " The Wren is your king, not I," he said. ” – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  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. “ " 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
  9. This is my daughter Wren said the woman, and I should have introduced myself. ” – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  10. There the wren will sometimes bring her sky- blue eggs for a gift, and the summer wind come sowing seeds of magic to take the fancy of the little one beneath. ” – The Worshipper of the Image by Richard Le Gallienne
  11. 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
  12. Perhaps these formed an attraction to the wren – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  13. Then Christopher Wren began the present building. ” – The History of London by Walter Besant
  14. When Eagle had gone as far as he could, Wren flew still higher. ” – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  15. Said the wren as his loud lamentations he hurled At the little red dog, It's a rotten old world! ” – The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis
  16. Wren L5000 for passing the Canary Company's patent; and so a great many other sums to other persons. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  17. 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
  18. When the wren had become reconciled to us she worked rapidly, flying back and forth with material, followed by her mate, who sang while she was on the nest and chased away with her afterwards. ” – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  19. Yes, Uncle Wiggily, said the little brown wren I came up some time ago. ” – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  20. 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

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