- Latin libans, present participle of libare ("to taste, touch"). (Wiktionary)
“Speaking of the swift, that page says "its drink the dew;" whereas it should be "it drinks on the wing;" for all the swallow kind sip their water as they sweep over the face of pools or rivers: like Virgil's bees, they drink flying; "_flumina summa libant_.”
“a flawless performance and studied it with the air of a libant, pausing between sips of the exquisite.”
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