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

  Song \Song\ (s[o^]ng; 115), n. [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to
     sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. s["o]ngr, Goth. saggws.
     See Sing.]
     1. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of
        the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect,
        etc. "That most ethereal of all sounds, the song of
        crickets." --Hawthorne.
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     2. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
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     3. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
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              The bard that first adorned our native tongue
              Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
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              This subject for heroic song.         --Milton.
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     5. An object of derision; a laughingstock.
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              And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
                                                    --Job xxx. 9.
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     6. A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it
        for a song. "The soldier's pay is a song." --Silliman.
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     Old song, a trifle; nothing of value. "I do not intend to
        be thus put off with an old song." --Dr. H. More.
  
     Song bird (Zool.), any singing bird; one of the Oscines.
        
  
     Song sparrow (Zool.), a very common North American sparrow
        ({Melospiza fasciata, or Melospiza melodia) noted for
        the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is
        covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in
        the center.
  
     Song thrush (Zool.), a common European thrush ({Turdus
        musicus), noted for its melodius song; -- called also
        mavis, throstle, and thrasher.
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     Syn: Sonnet; ballad; canticle; carol; canzonet; ditty; hymn;
          descant; lay; strain; poesy; verse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thrasher \Thrash"er\, Thresher \Thresh"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing
        machine.
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     2. (Zool.) A large and voracious shark ({Alopias vulpes),
        remarkable for the great length of the upper lobe of its
        tail, with which it beats, or thrashes, its prey. It is
        found both upon the American and the European coasts.
        Called also fox shark, sea ape, sea fox, slasher,
        swingle-tail, and thrasher shark.
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     3. (Zool.) A name given to the brown thrush and other allied
        species. See Brown thrush.
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     Sage thrasher. (Zool.) See under Sage.
  
     Thrasher whale (Zool.), the common killer of the Atlantic.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thrasher
      n 1: a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks
           and straw [syn: thresher, thrasher, threshing
           machine]
      2: thrush-like American songbird able to mimic other birdsongs
         [syn: thrasher, mocking thrush]
      3: large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to
         round up small fish on which to feed [syn: thresher,
         thrasher, thresher shark, fox shark, Alopius
         vulpinus]

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