Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having rosy fingers: Homer's favorite epithet of the dawn,
“Touched by the rosy-fingered dawn, we can sit together in beauty, in peace and quiet, in calm communion with the sweet pink spirits that surround us always.”
“At least when referring to Homeric epics -- ox-eyed Hera, rosy-fingered dawn, and the like.”
“I wanted a fancier word than "epithet" for rosy-fingered Aurora and ox-eyed Hera, but I think that's just me.”
“I hope smarter people than me are busy figuring this out here in the rosy-fingered dawn of multimedia storytelling.”
“Crowds flocked to claim a seat while it was still dark, so that as rosy-fingered dawn appeared in the eastern sky that summer morning, a multitude was waiting for the king.”
“Her fellow celebrants comprise a married couple, the rosy-fingered Dawn and her feckless Irish husband Mick, and the rather sad Len, a building-site worker lately abandoned by his wife.”
“Imagine a goddess, joining her lover at night, then rising from her rosy-fingered bed at dawn, putting on eternally unruffled robes of splendor, taking up her silver bow, the quiver, and gracefully gliding into the day.”
“The rosy-fingered sunset slipped into the dark glove of night.”
“Surely if Bernard had any grace he would excuse himself and let Enrique journey with Margaret to Sheridan Square as rosy-fingered dawn crept into lower Manhattan, casting Enrique, he hoped, in a romantic light.”
“The first he called 'formulas': "rosy-fingered dawn," "the wine-dark sea," certain set phrases had long been known of in Homer and other oral epics.”
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A roster of adjectives that infrequently surface in typical conversation and writing. Many are dredged from scientific or other technical jargon or sieved from examples of disused archaic forms.
The finger list, that is!
day begettings and beginnings
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