The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch, goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc.
Bramble finch. See Brambling. --
Canary finch, the canary bird. --
Copper finch. See Chaffinch. --
Diamond finch. See under Diamond. --
(Zol.), one of several very small East Indian falcons of the genus Hierax. --
To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting person.
[Obs.] "Privily a finch eke could he pull."
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