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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.


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  • Thursday's program even featured a premiere: "Atthis," a half-hour piece for string quartet, double bass, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, spun off from an earlier monodrama for soprano and ensemble based on love poetry by Sappho.

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  • The Argento Chamber Ensemble performed Georg Friedrich Haas's new "Atthis" on Thursday at the Austrian Cultural Forum.

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  • And just one month before the Stonewall riots in 1969, Maxine penned the first out lesbian song, "Angry Atthis," as a reaction to the treatment of queers.

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  • Atthis time of year in this part of the world, the Major League Baseball season is drawing to a close.

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  • Longinus eulogises the (a term applied only to carnal love) of the far-famed Ode to Atthis: —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Maximus of Tyre (Dissert. xxiv.) declares that the Eros of Sappho was Socratic and that Gyrinna and Atthis were as

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There are more than 252 species of birds, 40% of which are migratory, including 12 migratory ducks and approximately 36 endemic birds including the bumblebee hummingbird, (Atthis heloisa) and the Mexican woodnymph (Thalurania ridgwayi).

    Marismas Nacionales-San Blas mangroves

  • Atthis momenta man rushed from the Tatar lines as if he were a prisoner escaping, and he dashed into the middle of the Polish troops, shouting in good Polish:


  • The physical development of the country is expressed in the genealogy of a royal race, beginning with Cecrops and his wife Agraulia, continued in Cranaus and Amphictyon, and finally passing into Erichthonius, the son of Atthis, and foster son of Pandrosos.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Atthis, near the Carystian rock, which my people call Alœ -- here, having built a temple, do thou enshrine the image named after the Tauric land and thy toils, which thou hast labored through, wandering over Greece, under the goad of the Erinnyes.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.


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