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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Finch n.; pl. Finches   Zool. A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidæ.
 Note: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.
 Finch falcon Zool., 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.”