One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pipit, especially the meadow pipit.
- ‘Here the titlarks were in extraordinary force, and I lingered about the spot for half an hour, awaiting the longspurs that might be hoped for in their company.’
- ‘The Missouri titlark is the American bird which is most like the skylark of Europe.’
- ‘At the end of a fortnight two little titlarks came out of their shells, and the next day two more.’
- ‘Near me a titlark every few minutes rose from the sward, and spreading his wings came down aslant, singing with all his might.’
- ‘The wrens mostly went about their business - whatever that might be - in a sharp, practical way, keeping silence; but the frail note of the titlarks sounded here, there, everywhere.’
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