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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wheatear (the bird)
 
has no connection with either wheat or ear, but it is the Anglo-Saxon hwit (white), ears (rump). Sometimes called the White-rump, and in French blanculet (the little blanccul). So called from its white rump.   1
 


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