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FINCH

Origin: AS. Finc; akin to D. Vink, OHG. Fincho, G. Fink; cf. W. Pinc a finch; also E. Spink. A little singing bird of much genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae. The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch, goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc. Bramble finch. See Brambling. Canary finch, the canary bird. Copper finch. See Chaffinch. Diamond finch. See Diamond. Finch falcon, one of different very little East Indian falcons of the genus Hierax. To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting face. "Privily a finch eke could he pull." Source: Websters Vocabulary
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