n. any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
The house finch is detailed including nesting information, incubation time, egg identification along with picture and description.
Sentence in Classic:
In a neighbouring brake a finch was trying to sing; but the wind blew under his feathers till they stood on end, twisted round his little tail, and made him give up his song.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
But here I anticipate a little, for I was not a Finch, and could not be, according to the sacred laws of the society, until I came of age.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
For, though bred a lawyer, and accustomed to speak of Bacon, Coke, Noye, and Finch, as his professional associates, the exigencies of this new country had transformed Governor Bellingham into a soldier, as well as a statesman and ruler.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context