1. (Science: zoology) The hedge sparrow; called also titlene. Its nest often chosen by the cuckoo as a place for depositing its own eggs. The titling, . . . Being thus deceived, hatcheth the egg, and bringeth up the chick of another bird. (Holland)
2. Stockfish; formerly so called in customhouses.
Origin: Icel. Titlingr a tit sparrow. See Tit a small bird.
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