War-beaten to Warehousing

(War"-beat`en) a. Warworn.

(War"ble) n. [Cf. Wormil.]

1. (Far.) (a) A small, hard tumor which is produced on the back of a horse by the heat or pressure of the saddle in traveling. (b) A small tumor produced by the larvæ of the gadfly in the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also warblet, warbeetle, warnles.

2. (Zoöl.) See Wormil.

(War"ble), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Warbling ] [OE. werbelen, OF. werbler; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. wirbeln to turn, to warble, D. wervelen, akin to E. whirl. See Whirl.]

1. To sing in a trilling, quavering, or vibratory manner; to modulate with turns or variations; to trill; as, certain birds are remarkable for warbling their songs.

2. To utter musically; to modulate; to carol.

If she be right invoked in warbled song.

Warbling sweet the nuptial lay.

3. To cause to quaver or vibrate. "And touch the warbled string." Milton.

(War"ble), v. i.

1. To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.

Such strains ne'er warble in the linnet's throat.

3. To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and variations. "Birds on the branches warbling." Milton.

3. To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to yodel.

(War"ble), n. A quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song.

And he, the wondrous child,
Whose silver warble wild
Outvalued every pulsing sound.

(War"bler) n.

1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; — applied chiefly to birds.

In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo.

2. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World singing birds belonging to the family Sylviidæ, many of which are noted songsters. The bluethroat, blackcap, reed warbler and sedge warbler (see under Sedge) are well-known species.

3. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small, often bright colored, American singing birds of the family or subfamily Mniotiltidæ, or Sylvicolinæ. They are allied to the Old World warblers, but most of them are not particularly musical.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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