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b lak berd

  • n  any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
  • n  common black European thrush

  • It's the season when the red-winged blackbird nests and the males are particularly aggressive.
  • Her most poignant song, Gulf Coast Highway, written with pianist James Hooker and guitarist Danny Flowers, has this refrain: "And when he dies he says he'll catch Some blackbird's .
  • A sergeant barked at him to stop, but Painter Werner Gilles replied mildly and matter-of-factly, "That blackbird up in that tree just told me, 'No, no, Gilles, this can come to .
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  • Myles Kennedy in
    We felt like 'Blackbird' was the perfect song to use as the title track for this record,lead singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy commented. "Though a majority of the album is not as dark thematically, we really hoped to draw attention to what...
  • Olivier Messiaen in Arizona Republic
    Messiaen wrote of that opening, "Between three and four in the morning, the awakening of birds: a solo blackbird or nightingale improvises surrounded by a shimmer of sound, by a halo of trills lost very high in the trees. Transpose this onto a...
  • Jarrod Washburn in OCRegister
    Billy said the Mexican Blackbird was the test of all tests,Washburn said late Friday night, as he was preparing to pitch Game 4 Saturday, which, of course, got rained out.

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