They were of the species known as the “pensile weaver-bird” (Ploceus pensilis).
They were of the species known as the “pensile weaver-bird.”
There it hung, like a hermits beard, from the pensile branch.
Be careful to distinguish between pencil, an instrument for writing, and pensile, meaning hanging down.
Other species of Polybia build nests different in shape and arrangement, though still of the pensile character.
These widely-spreading trees are favourites with the black wasps, to which they attach their pensile nests.
Pensile in mid-heaven, gazest thou yet with seraphic sorrow on this, the guilty abode of guilty man?
The oriole uses them the most successfully, often attaching her pensile nest to the branch by their aid.
The "pensile Lilac" has been sung by many poets; but the spirit of the flower has been best portrayed in verse by Elizabeth Akers.
In a flowering hawthorn outside our window we watched a loving pair building their pensile nest among the thorns and blossoms.