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  • This is an about-face from her last fall's collection -- a Robin Hood-style romp through wood-nymph caps and feathers that seemed more fairy tale than reality.

    Lean Times Beget Fresh Fashion Ideas

  • This appears to have been a common wood-nymph Cercyonis pegala.

    The trouble with compact cameras

  • It is not merely a repetition of what was worth repeating in the bell, but partly the voice of the wood; the same trivial words and notes sung by a wood-nymph.

    Walden

  • Did it not suggest the sanctuary of some wood-nymph chanting never so faint a death psalm — a monotone which the idlest zephyr might still?

    Tropic Days

  • And Atirupa laughed joyfully, and he exclaimed: O Chamu, thou art certainly bewitched, and this wood-nymph has cast over thee a spell: turning thee into a very breeze of sandalwood from Malaya.

    Bubbles of the Foam

  • Well, Echo was a beautiful wood-nymph, fond of the woods and hills, where she devoted herself to woodland sports.

    Dawn

  • The figure of Echo is repeated later in "The Crowning of the Elect," in Orvieto, though there it has lost much of the idyllic charm of this wood-nymph.

    Luca Signorelli

  • Dian, a wood-nymph, and a sweet girl playing upon a lute, habited according to a picture of Calypso by David.

    Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808

  • After viewing the wonders of Nature, Esock Mayall was returning to the wigwam along the path of flowers, when that wood-nymph, the chief's daughter, appeared before him, gentle as the ring-dove.

    The Forest King Wild Hunter of the Adaca

  • Pholoe > (A beautiful wood-nymph, loved by Pan) 106.16

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

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