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  • n  brown velvety-plumaged songbirds of the northern hemisphere having crested heads and red waxy wing tips

  • Its lyrical first stanza, in which Shade as a boy gazes at reflections in a window, is one of the best: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain By the false azure in the windowpane .
  • It is too early in the morning to be literary, but I think of the wonderful couplet at the beginning of Nabokov's "Pale Fire": "I was the shadow of the waxwing slainby the false .
  • We have had a cedar waxwing and a California towhee beat against our windows in this way, and in each case stopped it promptly by placing a piece of cardboard over the part of .
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  • Critics' Picks: July 3 - 10
    Local shows by Rocky Votolato, Robert Michaels, Lionize, and Fitz and the Tantrums [ALT-FOLK] + FRI., JULY 5 Rocky Votolato was with the Seattle band Waxwing for years, but it was with his solo work that he began to find more popularity. (His brother and Waxwing bandmate, Cody, also found breakout success elsewhere — as the guitarist in Blood Brothers.)… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments ...
    July 3, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper
  • Birdwatch
    These recent sightings are compiled by Newburyport Birders. Report your sightings to Newburyport Birders at newburyportbirders@comcast.net or 978-462-4785. Visit www.newburyportbirders.com for more. Atkinson Common, Newburyport: Cedar Waxwing, Gray C
    June 29, 2013 - The Daily News of Newburyport

  • Rosie Thomas in Boston Globe (registration)
    I think Waxwing was a really good band, but I like Rocky better on his own,says Rosie Thomas, a Seattle-based singer-songwriter who has worked with Votolato. "I'm such a fan of Rocky as a singer-songwriter. He was one of the first people I...

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