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

  Shrike \Shrike\, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[imac]kja a shrieker, the
     shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[imac]c a thrush. See
     Shriek, v. i.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family
     Laniidae, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip.
     Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray
     shrike ({Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike
     ({Lanius borealis), and several others, kill mice, small
     birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on
     that account called also butcher birds. See under
     Butcher.
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     Note: The ant shrikes, or bush shrikes, are clamatorial birds
           of the family Formicaridae. The cuckoo shrikes of the
           East Indies and Australia are Oscines of the family
           Campephagidae. The drongo shrikes of the same regions
           belong to the related family Dicruridae. See
           Drongo.
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     Crow shrike. See under Crow.
  
     Shrike thrush.
     (a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of
         the genera Thamnocataphus, Gampsorhynchus, and
         allies.
     (b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian
         singing birds of the genus Colluricincla.
  
     Shrike tit.
     (a) Any one of several Australian birds of the genus
         Falcunculus, having a strong toothed bill and sharp
         claws. They creep over the bark of trees, like titmice,
         in search of insects.
     (b) Any one of several species of small Asiatic birds
         belonging to Allotrius, Pteruthius, Cutia,
         Leioptila, and allied genera, related to the true tits.
         Called also hill tit.
  
     Swallow shrike. See under Swallow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tit \Tit\, n.
     1. A small horse. --Tusser.
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     2. A woman; -- used in contempt. --Burton.
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     3. A morsel; a bit. --Halliwell.
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     4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word
        probably meant originally, something small, and is perhaps
        the same as teat. Cf. Titmouse, Tittle.] (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds
            belonging to the families Paridae and
            Leiotrichidae; a titmouse.
        (b) The European meadow pipit; a titlark.
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     Ground tit. (Zool.) See Wren tit, under Wren.
  
     Hill tit (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic
        singing birds belonging to Siva, Milna, and allied
        genera.
  
     Tit babbler (Zool.), any one of several species of small
        East Indian and Asiatic timaline birds of the genus
        Trichastoma.
  
     Tit for tat. [Probably for tip for tap. See Tip a slight
        blow.] An equivalent; retaliation.
  
     Tit thrush (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic
        and East Indian birds belonging to Suthora and allied
        genera. In some respects they are intermediate between the
        thrushes and titmice.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hill \Hill\, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil,
     L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d
     Holm.]
     1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising
        above the common level of the surrounding land; an
        eminence less than a mountain.
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              Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl.
                                                    4.
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     2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of
        plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.
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     3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close
        together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a
        hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.]
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     Hill+ant+(Zool.),+a+common+ant+({Formica+rufa">Hill ant (Zool.), a common ant ({Formica rufa), of Europe
        and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its
        nests.
  
     Hill myna (Zool.), one of several species of birds of
        India, of the genus Gracula, and allied to the
        starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words.
        [Written also hill mynah.] See Myna.
  
     Hill partridge (Zool.), a partridge of the genus
        Aborophila, of which numerous species in habit Southern
        Asia and the East Indies.
  
     Hill tit (Zool.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic
        singing birds of the family Leiotrichid[ae]. Many are
        beautifully colored.
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