Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Egyptian or Nile goose, Chenalopex or Alopochen œgyptiaca: so called either from the rusty-reddish coloration or from the bird's breeding in underground burrows.

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Examples

  • There is a halting victualler, who styles himself the partridge; Menippus calls himself the swallow; Opuntius the one-eyed crow; Philocles the lark; Theogenes the fox-goose;

    The Birds

  • There is a halting victualler, who styles himself the partridge; Menippus calls himself the swallow; Opontius the one-eyed crow; Philocles the lark; Theogenes the fox-goose; Lycurgus the ibis;

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • Opuntius the one-eyed crow; Philocles the lark; Theogenes the fox-goose;

    The Birds

  • There are moreover otters in the river, which they consider to be sacred; and of fish also they esteem that which is called the lepidotos to be sacred, and also the eel; and these they say are sacred to the Nile: and of birds the fox-goose.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 20-39

  • There are moreover otters in the river, which they consider to be sacred; and of fish also they esteem that which is called the _lepidotos_ to be sacred, and also the eel; and these they say are sacred to the Nile: and of birds the fox-goose.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • _lepidotos_ to be sacred, and also the eel; and these they say are sacred to the Nile: and of birds the fox-goose.

    An Account of Egypt

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