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A small songbird with drab plumage and a downcurved bill, which creeps about on the trunks of trees to search for insects.Compare with creeper
- ‘At one time treecreepers appeared regularly in our garden, often in company with mixed parties of roving tits and goldcrests.’
- ‘Other victims have included young treecreepers and house sparrows.’
- ‘Food bars or fat hung up or rubbed into the bark of trees is a great help for treecreepers, goldcrests and many other species.’
- ‘The birdwatcher tipped me off about the treecreepers on the edge of the wood, but I forgot to look when I got there because the view was so eye-catching.’
- ‘For every obvious crossbill, razorbill, greenfinch, woodpecker, warbler, treecreeper, swift or flycatcher there is a mysterious wigeon, garganey, gadwall, bittern, siskin, pipit, shrike or twite.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.