Titling

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titling

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)

The meadow pipit.

2. Stockfish; formerly so called in customhouses.

Origin: Icel. Titlingr a tit sparrow. See Tit a small bird.