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Attic Bird

(The). The nightingale; so called because Philomel was the daughter of the King of Athens.

“Where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.” Milton: Paradise Regained , iv. 245–6.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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