mockingbird mockingbird  /ˈmɑ kɪŋ ˌbɜrd/


  • (n) long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds



  1. In addition to a pair of white collies, Rob Roy and Prudence Prim, they kept numerous other dogs, plus raccoons, a donkey, a bobcat, canaries, a goose and a mockingbird.
  2. In an industry dominated by eagles, Classic Air is more like a mockingbird.
  3. Less than two blocks from Sahl's Broadway debut, England's Joyce Grenfell, a gaily chirping mockingbird, was back, after 2 years, with her monologues and songs.


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  1. "The big danger in making a movie of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is in thinking of this as a chance to jump on the segregation-integration soapbox," Mulligan told The New York Times in 1961, while the planning for the film was in its early stages....
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Robert Mulligan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "To Kill a Mockingbird has influenced the character of our country for the better," Mr Bush said. "It's been a gift to the entire world."
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC Online

  3. "One of the reasons I wrote this was because of movies that inspired me when I was a kid like To Kill a Mockingbird," which had a young protagonist who learned big life lessons," McCanlies said. "I wanted to invoke the time in a person's life...
    on Feb 9, 2004 By: Tim McCanlies Source: Pittsburgh

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