Cage-birds sentence example

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  • Its gay plumage is matched by its sprightly nature; and together they make it one of the most favourite cage-birds among all classes.
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  • It was first domesticated in Italy during the 16th century, and soon spread over Europe, where it is now the most common of cage-birds.
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  • The collection is not usually very rich in species, but there have been great and long-continued successes in the breeding of large animals such as hippopotamuses, lions and antelopes, and a very large business is done in domesticated birds, water-fowl and cage birds.
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  • It seems to have been imported into Europe at least as early as the first half of the 16th century,' and has since become the commonest of cage-birds.
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  • They are imported for poultry feeding like the former species and for cage-birds, but are extensively used in soups, &c., on the Continent.
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