Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A South American genus of polyborine hawks, the type of which is S. leucurus.
  • n. A South American genus of Cypselidæ, the type of which is Cypselus senex or Senex temmincki, a Brazilian swift.

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Examples

  • He is represented as 'senex' (ch. 27), _i. e._ at least sixty, but may have been over seventy.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Quem senex iustus Simeon in ulnis in domo sumpsit Domini, gavisus ob quod optatum proprio videret lumine Christum.

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  • Mars and Saturn are like senex and puer – the old and the young coming together.

    Cancer New Moon July 2-3, 2008

  • Birds considered to be endangered or rare are Sri Lanka wood pigeon Columba torringtoni, green-billed coucal Centropus chlororhynchus, Sri Lanka white-headed starling Sturnus senex, Sri Lanka blue magpie Cissa ornata, and ashy-headed babbler Garrulax cinereifrons, all of which are endemic, and red-faced malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus.

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

  • The endemic purple-faced langur Presbytis senex is present.

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

  • John McCain, by contrast to Obama's puer aeternus, is senex, the archetype of the "old man."

    Obama has "developed a self-discipline so complete... that he has established dominion over not only what he does but also how he feels."

  • Vita ejus Puellae, amore septuagenarius senex usque ad insaniam correptus, multis liberis susceptis: multi non sine pudore conspexerunt senem et philosophum podagricium, non sine risu saltantem ad tibiae modos.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nobilis senex Alsatus juvenem uxorem duxit, at ille colico dolore, et multis morbis correptus, non potuit praestare officium mariti, vix inito matrimonio aegrotus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quid me mortuum miserum vocas, qui te sum multo felicior? aut quid acerbi mihi putas contigisse? an quia non sum malus senex, ut tu facie rugosus, incurvus, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Cap. 5.instit. ad optimum vitam; maxima mortalium pars praecipitanter et inconsiderate nubit, idque ea aetate quae minus apta est, quum senex adolescentulae, sanus morbidae, dives pauperi,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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