rare bird

noun

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Examples of rare bird in a Sentence

The little diner is a rare bird in a city full of expensive restaurants.
Recent Examples on the Web The organization has a committee that meets periodically to review and vote on rare bird entries, said WSO member Mark Korducki of New Berlin. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Aug. 2021 For those interested in similar sights, Murphy recommends watching for rare bird alerts online or joining a group on Facebook, such as Birding in Indiana. Ryan Martin, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2021 The Kiwi artist is something of a rare bird, keeping a low profile since the 2018 tour in support of her 2017 sophomore album Melodrama. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 22 June 2021 That's the approach Hogg took at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve in Rogers this spring in an experiment to attract the increasingly rare bird to nest in the park. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 17 June 2021 The organization has a committee which meets periodically to review and vote on rare bird entries, said WSO member Mark Korducki of New Berlin. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2021 Now Loah’s mother has canceled her flight home in order to track down a rare bird; a vindictive building inspector has started snooping around the house; and Theo has had a fall. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 28 May 2021 This rare bird could be distinguished from other California gnatcatchers, Atwood wrote, by the width of its bill, the length of its middle toe, and other, more arcane morphological measures. Zach St. George, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 The latter is a very rare bird, with only 185 in service at five bases. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, 11 Apr. 2021

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1631, in the meaning defined above

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“Rare bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rare%20bird. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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rare bird

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rare bird

: an unusual or uncommon person or thing

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