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Bulbul

The nightingale. A Persian word, familiarised by Tom Moore.

“'Twas like the notes, half-ecstasy, half-pain, The bulbul utters.”

Moore: Lalla Rookh (Veiled Prophet, part 1, stanza 14).

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