2. Verb. (third-person singular of fawn) ¹
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Definition of Fawns
1. fawn [v] - See also: fawn
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fawns
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Literary usage of Fawns
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... ev'n as fawns That with a flight exhausted o'er the plain Droop at the last, all strength within them gone; 300 So droop ye, ..."
2. Annual Report on Introduction of Domestic Reindeer Into Alaska by Sheldon Jackson, United States Bureau of Education (1905)
"until 1915, the number of fawns born that year should number approximately over 38000. This ever-increasing annual birth of fawns will settle ..."
3. Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson (1912)
"COYOTE AND THE fawns Sia (New Mexico) ANOTHER day when he was travelling around, ... The fawns were beautifully spotted, and he said to the deer, ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"The sloths form its common food, and it sometimes carries off young fawns. Booted Harpy. ... fawns."
5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A plant or animal tbat lives on another ; hence a hanger-on, who fawns and flatten for the sake of his food. Pare aux Cerfe [deer parks]. ..."
6. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"... many a As fawns flee the leopard. execrable, served With blood, and heurts broken by long Were Jupiter, the tyrant of the world ; And which the nations, ..."