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bunting,

common name for small, plump birds of the family Fringillidae (finchfinch,
common name for members of the Fringillidae, the largest family of birds (including over half the known species), found in most parts of the world except Australia.
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 family). Among the American buntings are the indigo bunting, in which the summer plumage of the male reflects sunlight as a rich, metallic blue; the painted bunting, or nonpareil (Passerina ciris), with showy red, blue, and green plumage; the hardy snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), whose winter plumage is white marked with light brown on the head and sides; and the lazuli bunting of the West, turquoise above with a chestnut breast and white wing bars. European buntings include the corn, snow, and cirl buntings, the yellowhammer, and the ortolan (Emberiza hortulana), which is caught and fattened as a table delicacy. Buntings are also called sparrows in the United States. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Fringillidae.

bunting

any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of the families Fringillidae (finches, etc.) or Emberizidae, esp those of the genera Emberiza of the Old World and Passerina of North America. They all have short stout bills
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He was grumpy and he was older, and differently dressed, and I learned that that was Basil Bunting.
In a sense Briggflatts is Basil Bunting, or what he needed to be, and recognizing that he feels he has to say something he is having difficulty saying is essential.
My special thanks to Peter Makin for the quotations from and insights into Basil Bunting contained in his definitive Basil Bunting: The Shaping of His Verse, Oxford.
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It tells how Knoper met poet Basil Bunting - who went on to literary fame with the poem Briggatts - when he was a sub-editor and Knoper had a Saturday job.
Auden, David Jones, Basil Bunting, Geoffrey Hill, Peter Reading and Ted Hughes (though the last is there for reaction against Anglo-Saxon culture rather than the embracing of it).
In their clear-headed introduction, Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Peter Quartermain substitute the term 'nexus' for 'movement' and identify six key poets in this nexus: Zukofsky, Carl Rakosi, George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, Basil Bunting, and Charles Reznikoff.
From an American vantage point, it may seem as if the Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting by rights ought to round out a raffish group portrait alongside Welshman David Jones and Scotsman Hugh MacDiarmid, unreconstructed renegades from the brambly fringes of modern English letters who appear to have put their talent into their work and their genius into their idiosyncrasy.
Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting and Kenneth Rexroth, and later by Thomas Merton and Robert Creeley -- as well as admired and feared by Marianne Moore.
However, the survey barely addresses the literary avant-garde experiments during this period, and pays little or no attention to such pre-eminent figures as Basil Bunting and Hugh MacDiarmid.
ONE of the great literary achievements of the North East is being celebrated this weekend with events to mark the 50th anniversary of Briggflatts, the famous poem by Basil Bunting.
But all that changed when we carried a story last month when Mark recalled his early days and how a song on his upcoming album Tracker was inspired by poet and Chronicle journalist Basil Bunting.