Definition of Bird of Minerva

1. Noun. Nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bird Of Minerva

bird dogging
bird dogs
bird dropping spider
bird dropping spiders
bird face
bird family
bird fancier
bird flu
bird food
bird genus
bird in the bosom
bird in the hand
bird louse
bird of Jove
bird of Juno
bird of Minerva (current term)
bird of night
bird of one's own brain
bird of prey
bird pepper
bird sanctuary
bird shot
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bird song
bird strike
bird strikes
bird table

Literary usage of Bird of Minerva

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Coues Check List of North American Birds by Elliott Coues (1882)
"... is apt for the bird of Minerva, goddess of wisdom, and is given just as Athene was made a similar epithet. Furthermore, the English word ..."

2. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"j as he emerged, only to gripe harder and be again ship of that bird of Minerva. 1 He who delights in contrasts, need seek none ; perpetrators with a vacant ..."

3. Notes of a Naturalist in the Nile Valley and Malta: A Narrative of by Andrew Leith Adams (1870)
"... flammea) clearly figured on the tombs of Beni Hassan, and procured a specimen in the palm-groves; but the most common of all is the bird of Minerva ..."

4. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley, Esq: The Friend and by William Hayley, John Johnson (1823)
"... and I have the pleasure to add the favourite bird of " Minerva, which flies to you, undoubtedly, to pay you a just " compliment for your attention to ..."

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