Definition of Night raven
1. Noun. Nocturnal or crepuscular herons.
Generic synonyms: Heron
Specialized synonyms: Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax Nycticorax, Nyctanassa Violacea, Yellow-crowned Night Heron
2. Noun. Any bird that cries at night.
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Literary usage of Night raven
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare, William Aldis Wright (1894)
"And the night-raven in the song of the White Lady of Avenel: 'We have roused the night-raven, I heard him croak.' 87. Claudio here and at 101 of course ..."
2. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare (1905)
"But as no one knows more precisely what a night-crow is, it does not help towards the identification of the night-raven. It was clearly a bird whose hoarse ..."
3. Scandinavian Folk-lore: Illustrations of the Traditional Beliefs of the by William Alexander Craigie (1896)
"The night raven. THE night-raven is a suicide who has been buried where three estates meet. ... The night-raven then flies towards the Holy Sepulchre, ..."
4. The Classical Mythology of Milton's English Poems by Charles Grosvenor Osgood (1900)
"Sounds also, in harmony with the general conception, are suggested by the shrieks heard in infernal caves, and by the dissonant song of the night-raven. ..."
5. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"A night-raven has no crop. The stomach is not so strong as a hen's, 1 [This may be either the chimney-swallow, ..."