mniotilta varia


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warbler \War"bler\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; --
      applied chiefly to birds.
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            In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo.
                                                  --Tickell.
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   2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World
      singing birds belonging to the family Sylviidae, many of
      which are noted songsters. The bluethroat, blackcap, reed
      warbler (see under Reed), and sedge warbler (see under
      Sedge) are well-known species.
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   3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small, often bright
      colored, American singing birds of the family or subfamily
      Mniotiltidae, or Sylvicolinae. They are allied to the
      Old World warblers, but most of them are not particularly
      musical.
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   Note: The American warblers are often divided, according to
         their habits, into bush warblers, creeping warblers,
         fly-catching warblers, ground warblers, wood warblers,
         wormeating warblers, etc.
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   Bush warbler (Zool.) any American warbler of the genus
      Opornis, as the Connecticut warbler (Opornis agilis).
      

   Creeping warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
      very small American warblers belonging to Parula,
      Mniotilta, and allied genera, as the blue yellow-backed
      warbler (Parula Americana), and the black-and-white
      creeper (Mniotilta varia).

   Fly-catching warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
      warblers belonging to Setophaga, Sylvania, and allied
      genera having the bill hooked and notched at the tip, with
      strong rictal bristles at the base, as the hooded warbler
      (Sylvania mitrata), the black-capped warbler ({Sylvania
      pusilla}), the Canadian warbler (Sylvania Canadensis),
      and the American redstart (see Redstart).

   Ground warbler (Zool.), any American warbler of the genus
      Geothlypis, as the mourning ground warbler ({Geothlypis
      Philadelphia}), and the Maryland yellowthroat (see
      Yellowthroat).

   Wood warbler (Zool.), any one of numerous American warblers
      of the genus Dendroica. Among the most common wood
      warblers in the Eastern States are the yellowbird, or
      yellow warbler (see under Yellow), the black-throated
      green warbler (Dendroica virens), the yellow-rumped
      warbler (Dendroica coronata), the blackpoll ({Dendroica
      striata}), the bay-breasted warbler ({Dendroica
      castanea}), the chestnut-sided warbler ({Dendroica
      Pennsylvanica}), the Cape May warbler ({Dendroica
      tigrina}), the prairie warbler (see under Prairie), and
      the pine warbler (Dendroica pinus). See also {Magnolia
      warbler}, under Magnolia, and Blackburnian warbler.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Creeper \Creep"er\ (kr[=e]p"[~e]r), n.
   1. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.
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            Standing waters are most unwholesome, . . . full of
            mites, creepers; slimy, muddy, unclean. --Burton.
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   2. (Bot.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to
      the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper
      (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).
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   3. (Zool.) A small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the
      wrens. The brown or common European creeper is {Certhia
      familiaris}, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits
      America; -- called also tree creeper and creeptree.
      The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia.
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   4. A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead
      of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe
      to prevent one from slipping.
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   5. pl. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables
      one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often {telegraph
      creepers}.
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   6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.
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   7. pl. An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at
      the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and
      bringing up what may lie there.
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   8. Any device for causing material to move steadily from one
      part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding
      machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.
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   9. pl. (Arch.) Crockets. See Crocket.
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