Found in Dorothy Wordsworth, another word for ‘chaffinch’, though it seems obsolete. Not that this should prevent our reviving it, it has a charming, affectionate sound.
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Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002))