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Definition of Wren


  1. Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of the family Troglodytidae.
  2. Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits.

Wren Quotations

Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
John Dryden

There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard.
Edward Lear

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
William Henry Hudson

When the Great Fire of London destroyed most of the medieval city in 1666, Christopher Wren was invited to design a new one. Within days, he had drawn up an elegant grid of broad boulevards leading to majestic squares, but it came to nothing - the existing landowners wanted things as they had been.
Norman Foster

I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous.
Laura Carmichael
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Wren Translations

wren in Dutch is winterkoninkje
wren in French is troglodyte
wren in Italian is scricciolo
wren in Spanish is reyezuelo
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