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  • The snow peaks they call apus, and revere as deities.

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  • Curanderos channel the energy of the "apus," the spirits of the mountains, and elements of nature, such as the "pachamama," mother earth, to heal.

    Living in Peru : News

  • The milky streams from the glaciers are thought to be the semen of the apus, which they send down to fertilize Mother Earth.

    The Gasping Forest

  • Very large flocks of swifts (‘Cypselus apus’) were observed flying over the plains north of Kuruman.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • (The apus is to be seen at all seasons, but the drepanis only after rainy weather in summer; for this is the time when it is seen and captured, though, as a general rule, it is a rare bird.)

    The History of Animals

  • The specimens examined were obtained from the _Bambusa apus_, growing in the Residency of

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887

  • De exmplu: Ca scriem pe facebook ca suntem fani ai jogging-ului si de fapt n-avem adidasi e una; ca poate multi ne imaginam parcuri pline de verdeata si peisaje ca in filme cand lumea alearga pe strazi din San Francisco la rasarit sau apus cu tricou, pantaloni si chip Nike in adidasi sa ne masoare distanta dar nu ne-am duce in parc sa alergam de nicio forma.

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  • After studying research on birds, in particular the Apus apus

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  • Other noteworthy bird species include black-rumped flameback (Dinopium benghalense), Eurasian cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), alpine swift (Apus apus), European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius), and two owl species (Otus scops and O. brucei).

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • Dressed in bear costumes and speaking in falsetto, the ukukus have been dancing at midnight on the glacier since Inca times in homage to Lord Qoyllur Rit’i, one of the mountain gods, or apus.

    The Gasping Forest


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  • "Avis Indica, in astronomy, a constellation of the southern hemisphere, placed near the pole, between the triangulum australe, and the cameleon, and supposed to represent the bird of paradise.

    "The number of stars contained in this constellation is 11 in the British catalogue; in Bayer's Maps 12; the largest is only of the fifth magnitude."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 20

    October 14, 2008