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 for babbler
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thrush \Thrush\, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin
     to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf.
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds
        belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They are noted
        for the sweetness of their songs.
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     Note: Among the best-known European species are the song
           thrush or throstle ({Turdus musicus), the missel
           thrush (see under Missel), the European redwing, and
           the blackbird. The most important American species are
           the wood thrush ({Turdus mustelinus), Wilson's thrush
           ({Turdus fuscescens), the hermit thrush (see under
           Hermit),+Swainson's+thrush+({Turdus+Aliciae">Hermit), Swainson's thrush ({Turdus Aliciae), and
           the migratory thrush, or American robin (see Robin).
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds more
        or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or
        habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush
        (or thrasher). See Brown thrush.
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     Ant thrush. See Ant thrush, Breve, and Pitta.
     Babbling thrush, any one of numerous species of Asiatic
        timaline birds; -- called also babbler.
     Fruit thrush, any species of bulbul.
     Shrike thrush. See under Shrike.
     Stone thrush, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called
        from its marbled breast.
     Thrush nightingale. See Nightingale, 2.
     Thrush tit, any one of several species of Asiatic singing
        birds of the genus Cochoa. They are beautifully colored
        birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size
        and habits.
     Water thrush.
        (a) The European dipper.
        (b) An American warbler ({Seiurus Noveboracensis).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Babbler \Bab"bler\, n.
     1. An idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets.
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              Great babblers, or talkers, are not fit for trust.
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     2. A hound too noisy on finding a good scent.
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     3. (Zool.) A name given to any one of a family
        ({Timalin[ae]) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker [syn:
           chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie,
      2: any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud
         incessant song; in some classifications considered members of
         the family Muscicapidae [syn: babbler, cackler]

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