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  • He spread all the contents of the bag on the sward, and a motley collection of food for the mind was there -- food and poison -- _serpentes avibus_ -- good and evil.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • 'And now they had paid due honour to their ashes; with weary feet, wives with their babes wandered away and the waves had rest, the waves long torn by their wakeful lamentation, even as when the birds in mid-spring have returned to the north that is their home, and Memphis and their yearly haunt by sunny Nile are dumb once more' -- qualiter Arctos ad patrias avibus medio iam vere revectis

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • It was now our fortune to set out melioribus avibus.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • "Auspices nuptiarum, re omissa, nomen tantum tenent" -- so Cicero wrote of his own time; [616] he seems to be thinking of augury by means of birds, for he adds, "nam ut nunc extis sic tunc avibus magnae res impetrari solebant."

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • The work which he composed is still extant, and is preserved in the Vatican Library under the title _De arte venandi cum avibus_.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • Foreword I have noticed among barbarians the system of "making men," [FN#349] that is, of teaching lads first arrived at puberty the nice conduct of the instrumentum paratum plantandis avibus: a branch of the knowledge-tree which our modern education grossly neglects, thereby entailing untold miseries upon individuals, families and generations.

    Arabian nights. English

  • He spread all the contents of the bag on the sward, and a motley collection of food for the mind was there, -- food and poison,/serpentes avibus/good and evil.

    My Novel — Volume 04

  • He spread all the contents of the bag on the sward, and a motley collection of food for the mind was there, -- food and poison, serpentes avibus good and evil.

    My Novel — Complete

  • Linnaeus says that hawks "_paciscuntur inducia scum avibus_, _quamdiu cuculus cuculat_;" but it appears to me that during that period many little birds are taken and destroyed by birds of prey, as may be seen by their feathers left in lanes and under hedges.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2

  • The exact replicas will include medieval and Renaissance-era Bibles and codices such as the colorful hand-drawn manual, "De arte venandi cum avibus," which details the art of raising falcons and hunting birds, she said.

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