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

  Warbler \War"bler\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; --
        applied chiefly to birds.
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              In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo.
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World
        singing birds belonging to the family Sylviidae, many of
        which are noted songsters. The bluethroat, blackcap, reed
        warbler (see under Reed), and sedge warbler (see under
        Sedge) are well-known species.
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     3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small, often bright
        colored, American singing birds of the family or subfamily
        Mniotiltidae, or Sylvicolinae. They are allied to the
        Old World warblers, but most of them are not particularly
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     Note: The American warblers are often divided, according to
           their habits, into bush warblers, creeping warblers,
           fly-catching warblers, ground warblers, wood warblers,
           wormeating warblers, etc.
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     Bush warbler (Zool.) any American warbler of the genus
        Opornis,+as+the+Connecticut+warbler+({Opornis+agilis">Opornis, as the Connecticut warbler ({Opornis agilis).
     Creeping warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        very small American warblers belonging to Parula,
        Mniotilta, and allied genera, as the blue yellow-backed
        warbler ({Parula Americana), and the black-and-white
        creeper ({Mniotilta varia).
     Fly-catching warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        warblers belonging to Setophaga, Sylvania, and allied
        genera having the bill hooked and notched at the tip, with
        strong rictal bristles at the base, as the hooded warbler
        ({Sylvania mitrata), the black-capped warbler ({Sylvania
        pusilla), the Canadian warbler ({Sylvania Canadensis}),
        and the American redstart (see Redstart).
     Ground warbler (Zool.), any American warbler of the genus
        Geothlypis, as the mourning ground warbler ({Geothlypis
        Philadelphia), and the Maryland yellowthroat (see
     Wood warbler (Zool.), any one of numerous American warblers
        of the genus Dendroica. Among the most common wood
        warblers in the Eastern States are the yellowbird, or
        yellow warbler (see under Yellow), the black-throated
        green warbler ({Dendroica virens), the yellow-rumped
        warbler ({Dendroica coronata), the blackpoll ({Dendroica
        striata), the bay-breasted warbler ({Dendroica
        castanea), the chestnut-sided warbler ({Dendroica
        Pennsylvanica), the Cape May warbler ({Dendroica
        tigrina), the prairie warbler (see under Prairie), and
        the pine warbler ({Dendroica pinus). See also Magnolia
        warbler, under Magnolia, and Blackburnian warbler.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Creeper \Creep"er\ (kr[=e]p"[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.
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              Standing waters are most unwholesome, . . . full of
              mites, creepers; slimy, muddy, unclean. --Burton.
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     2. (Bot.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to
        the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper
        (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).
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     3. (Zool.) A small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the
        wrens. The brown or common European creeper is Certhia
        familiaris, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits
        America; -- called also tree creeper and creeptree.
        The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia.
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     4. A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead
        of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe
        to prevent one from slipping.
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     5. pl. A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables
        one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often telegraph
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     6. A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.
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     7. pl. An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at
        the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and
        bringing up what may lie there.
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     8. Any device for causing material to move steadily from one
        part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding
        machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.
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     9. pl. (Arch.) Crockets. See Crocket.
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