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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Irenidae — the fairy-bluebirds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, a remarkable genus of old-world passerine birds of uncertain position, type of the subfamily Ireninæ; the so-called fairy bluebirds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
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Sure, Irena is not the most egregarious example of this, but she certainly is one.
But now the person she was portraying, in a play called Irena's Vow, was the little-known Irene Gut Opdyke, a blonde blue-eyed Polish Catholic "righteous gentile" memorialized at Vad Yashem (right next to Oskar Schindler) for having as a young woman saved the lives of a dozen Jews she'd hidden in a cellar in the Nazi-occupied Ukraine, under the nose of the German officer for whom she was laboring as housekeeper.
Domini heard the name "Irena," and guessed that Batouch was asking the Kabyle to send for her and make her dance.
Martin A. Grove wrote, "There's already talk that 'Irena' will be a contender for Best Play when this year's Tony nominations are announced in May."
STAGE REVIEW: 'Irena's Vow' honors one woman's bravery
June 17th, 2009 'Irena's Vow' to close on BroadwayNEW YORK -
It will open Oct. June 17th, 2009 'Irena's Vow' to close on BroadwayNEW YORK -
They also serve: Rabbis 'spouses prove as diverse as roles they fill Tovah Feldshuh immortalizes life of young Shoah heroine in' Irena's Vow '
Miss Irena Rašeta, who runs the NOSF portal (www. nosf.net) decided few months ago to start a site dedicated to the international promotion of Croatian SF.
The site looks like it's just been launched, but already some of the cool content includes the following (Thanks, Irena!): The article