Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The specific name of the eagle-owl, Bubo ignavus.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of mammals.

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Examples

  • Ita nunc apud infimos obtinuit hoc vitium, ut nullius fere pretii sit, et ignavus miles qui non in scortatione maxime excellat, et adulterio.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nam gloriam, honorem, imperium bonus et ignavus aeque sibi exoptant; sed ille vera via nititur, huic quia bonae artes desunt, dolis atque fallaciis contendit.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Oldbuck stood astonished at this last act of temerity. ` ` are you mad, Hector? '' he cried, ` ` or have you forgotten what is said by Quintus Curtius, with whom, as a soldier, you must needs be familiar, --- _Nobilis equus umbra quidem virg regitur; ignavus ne calcari quidem excitari potest; _ which plainly shows that spurs are useless in every case, and, I may add, dangerous in most. ''

    The Antiquary

  • • Nam gloriam, honorem, imperhim, bonus ignavus aqtte fibi exoptant.

    Narrative of a transaction which passed in Bengal in 1782-3, between James Fraser, esq. and the executors of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Hannay

  • Curtius, with whom, as a soldier, you must needs be familiar, -- _Nobilis equus umbra quidem virgae regitur; ignavus ne calcari quidem excitari potest; _ which plainly shows that spurs are useless in every case, and, I may add, dangerous in most. "

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • Quintus Curtius, with whom, as a soldier, you must needs be familiar, — Nobilis equus umbra quidem virgae regitur; ignavus ne calcari quidem excitari potest; which plainly shows that spurs are useless in every case, and, I may add, dangerous in most.”

    The Antiquary

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