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bird of Jove

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bird of Jove any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bird of Jove the eagle.
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Usage

In literature:

Nor shall the Bird of Jove be long the Python's spoil.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, September 13, 1890" by Various
When, therefore, they saw that the bird had come from Jove, they rushed the more against the Trojans, and were mindful of battle.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
He was the Bird of Jove.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
Beautiful, broad-winged bird of Jove, why didst thou light on such a quarry?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II" by Various
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In poetry:

But scarce the poet touched the bird,
It swelled to stature regal;
And when her cloud-wide wings she stirred,
A whisper as of doom was heard,
'Twas Jove's bolt-bearing eagle.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
Where now is Rome? Whose conqu'ring eagle flew,
Like the bold bird of Jove, with lightning arm'd;
From pole to pole the heart-struck panic grew;
Shook trembling kingdoms, and the world alarm'd.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
The vultures of Tyranny shrink from thy glance,
And Liberty smiles as she sees thee advance;
She hails her brave Nizard, the true bird of Jove,
With the bolts of the Thunderer he swoops from above!
"Garibaldi" by Janet Hamilton