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Synonyms for chitter

make high-pitched sounds, as of birds


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During the trial it emerged that Smith had been jailed for a similar attack on a pensioner in her home in Kilham, East Yorkshire, on February 9 last year, just two months after the Chittering murder.
Cassiopeia of the teeming mind, O sentence, string of words straining for sense in the mad jumble like an addict mainlining heroin or a child stacking blocks ("Ode to Diagramming Sentences in Eighth-Grade English Class with Moonlight, Drugs, and Stars") O chittering squirrel, ziplock sandwich bag, sound off, shut up, gather your words into bouquets, folios, flocks of black and flaming birds.
Follow the path that meanders through what was once an old gravel quarry, and the sounds of chittering chickadees, red-winged blackbirds and garrulous crows mingle with mallards muttering among the sedges.
Similar presentations and tours of the North Bindoon trial rehabilitation site have occurred with: Moore Catchment Council, Bunbury Port Authority Community Consultative Committee, Conservation Commission, Shires of Northam, Victoria Plains and Chittering.
The protagonist's chittering spirit-guide thus appears to her in the middle of the night and leads her back into the woods where she enters the labyrinth mentioned in the film's title.
Back on the track and in the final itself, Chittering Clapton, 5-2 second favourite, owned by father and son Victor and Peter Leah and trained by Adam Jackson, came home an easy winner, having made all and skipped clear of first-bend trouble that saw Greenane Flame knocked over.
The chittering of the twite, the soulful bubble of the curlew and the 'go-back, go-back' of the grouse may be the only sounds that disturb the peace of a Pennines walker.
I got back to the ATV after black dark, walking along the dusty road, hearing coyotes chittering closely across the muddy, salt-cedar-lined creek where wild hogs created trails and whitetail deer descended from high gypsum and cedar breaks with evening.
But the florets--the edible parts that remind you of that really bad sci-fi movie where the monster was a giant beach ball painted like a brain--grow so tiny that squirrels perch on electrical lines above and mock them, with a kind of deprecating chittering sound.
It is a perfumed forest, spiced and floral, and the intense odour adds to the disorientation caused by the endless chittering, the constant tiny motions, of land crabs reeling toward their burrows.
Crows rake with appetites no chittering queer eulogy,/mist above the grave.
It was the magnet, the sunstruck book of hours ordering our lives: there was the morning swim, the afternoon spent floating on the magenta raft, the night wading in the chittering dark, when the inscrutable forest came alive and poolside torches were gently blown to the east, hounded by the breath of unseen mountains.
One can see Allessandro's point in trying to identify every one Vivaldi's chittering birds, galumphing horses, and drunken villagers, but in exaggerating these musical descriptions, he rather overlooks the music itself.
Nobody has worked harder or more steadily to defend and enlarge this little firelit clearing we hold in the dark chittering forest of unreason.
They prostrate themselves before the noisy chittering god of the typewriter.