Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In the sixteenth century, Brazilian-born priest Bartolomeu Lourenco moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where he began to work on a flying machine, called the Passarola, which means "large bird" in Portuguese.

    Passarola Rising

  • A dangerous rescue mission in Poland almost ends the flights of the Passarola.

    Passarola Rising

  • The two of them flee to France, where they are hosted by Voltaire, and given various missions by Louis XV, who is enamored of the Passarola.

    Passarola Rising

  • Passarola once more, he waves with his hat, just once, better to dissemble and pretend that he knows nothing, this explains why they did not spot him from the airship, and who knows if they will ever meet him again.

    José Saramago - Excerpt from "Baltasar and Blimunda"

  • Passarola, the wind roars in my ears, and no bird ever soared so high, if only the King could see me now, if only that Tomás

    José Saramago - Excerpt from "Baltasar and Blimunda"

  • The Mumpsimus: Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi skip to main

    Passarola Rising

  • Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi a review by Craig L. Gidney

    Passarola Rising

  • Ultimately, Passarola Rising belongs in the same category as The Little Prince, because it is less an allegory about religious persecution and the search for Truth than it is a boy’s adventure story.

    Passarola Rising

  • As with some of Calvino's books, Passarola Rising conveys essentially abstract ideas about religion and man’s inquisitive nature with prose infused with a comic tone.

    Passarola Rising

  • With the recent battles surrounding evolution, and the insidious influence of the religious right on public policy, Azhar Abidi’s debut novel, Passarola Rising is a timely and timeless fable.

    Passarola Rising

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.