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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Podargidae.

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Examples

  • Originally, the bird was misclassified as a subspecies of the Australian Marbled Frogmouth, Podargus ocellatus.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I got another specimen of the rare New Guinea kite (Henicopernis longicauda), a large new goatsucker (Podargus superciliaris), and a most curious ground-pigeon of an entirely new genus, and remarkable for its long and powerful bill.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • _Podargus_, or _Phäeton_, or _Lampusa_ has often carried my investment to an inconspicuous position in the ruck.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 28, 1892

  • Why, the lover of horses will take just as much pleasure in the good points of Podargus, as in those of Æthe,

    Plutarch's Morals

  • I got another specimen of the rare New Guinea kite (Henicopernis longicauda), a large new goatsucker (Podargus superciliaris), and a most curious ground-pigeon of an entirely new genus, and remarkable for its long and powerful bill.

    The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature — Volume 2

  • After him arose the son of Tydeus, valiant Diomede, and led under the yoke the horses of Tros, which he formerly took from Æneas; but Apollo preserved himself [745] alive; next to whom arose the most noble son of yellow-haired Atreus, Menelaus, and led beneath the yoke fleet steeds, Agamemnon's mare Æthe, and his own stallion, Podargus.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

  • In the entrance of the passage the Podargus unfortunately took the ground, by which circumstance I was deprived of the valuable and gallant services of her commander during the remainder of the day, and was in consequence obliged to leave the Flamer to her assistance; but in Captain Weir, of the

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II

  • I have the honour to inform you, that yesterday evening being off Mardoe, with the Podargus, Calypso, and Flamer, the mast-heads of the squadron were seen over the rocks, and

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II

  • Captain Robilliard of the Podargus, in the most handsome manner, volunteered to lead the squadron in to attack them, he having a man on board acquainted with the place; and as neither the pilots nor masters of either of the ships conceived themselves equal to the charge, I did not hesitate to accept his kind offer, well knowing the British flag would meet nothing but honour in such hands.

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II

  • The Podargus and Flamer, in the mean time, were warmly engaged with numerous batteries and gun-boats, both brigs being aground; but by the uncommon exertion and extreme gallantry of Capt.

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II

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