Definition of Mavises

1. Noun. (plural of mavis) ¹



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Definition of Mavises

1. mavis [n] - See also: mavis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mavises

mauvine
mauvines
mauvins
mauvish
maven
mavenhood
mavens
maverick
mavericks
mavie
mavies
mavin
mavins
mavis
mavis skate
mavises (current term)
mavourneen
mavourneens
mavournin
mavournins
mavrodaphne
mavrodaphnes
mavrone
maw
maw-gut
maw-worm
maw-worms
maw worm
maw worms
mawashi

Literary usage of Mavises

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

1. The Children's Great Texts of the Bible by James Hastings (1920)
"It is well plastered; for the baby mavises are born naked, blind, and helpless, ... Her brood are cleverer than the young mavises. ..."

2. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1876)
"And so in birds : kites and kestrels have a resemblance with hawks ; common doves with ring-doves and turtles ; blackbirds with thrushes and mavises ; crows ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"Yet they were working with a good heart for Anna Petrovna at four- pence per day, and singing like mavises as they marched. ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"It may be that some look for a discourse also of our other fowls in this place at my hand, as nightingales, thrushes, blackbirds, mavises, ..."

5. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1862)
"The duke advised that execution The Duke should be delayed; but added significantly,' quod mavises" defertur non aufertur.'—Pardon was not to be ^^ thought ..."

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