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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having the approximate size of a sparrow.

Usage examples (7)
  • The Quelea bird (Black-Faced Dioch) is a sparrow-sized weaver that may be the world's most destructive grain-eating bird.
  • I really don't know but they seemed about sparrow-sized to me and looked like tiny chickens waiting to be put on a rotisserie.
  • You take little sparrow-sized sips, and you keep telling yourself you like the taste, and by the time you get to the bottom of the glass, it's true.
  • Each of these last incorporated a china dove, sparrow-sized if the roses were to be believed, lying dead with wings outstretched amid the pallid blooms. for more
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