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《细鸟》

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1 细鸟:
汉元封五年,勒毕国贡细鸟,以方尺玉笼盛数百头,大如蝇。其状如鹦鹉,闻声数里,如黄鹄之音。国人常以此鸟候时,亦名曰候虫。上得之,放于宫内,旬日之间,不知所止,惜甚,求不复得。明年,此鸟复来集于帷幄之上,或入衣袖,因更名曰蝉鸟。宫人婕妤等皆悦之,但有此鸟集于衣上者,辄蒙爱幸。武帝末,稍稍自死,人尤爱其皮,服其皮者,多为男子媚也。出《洞冥记》

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