from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crested humming-bird of the genus


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  • The reader may follow out, according to his disposition, what thoughts the fresco of the three kneeling knights, each with his helmet-crest, in the shape of a horse's head, thrown back from his shoulders, may suggest to him on review of these passages of history: one thought only I must guard him against, strictly; namely, that a condottiere's religion must necessarily have been false or hypocritical.

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • In one hand she held the bloody helmet-crest, while she pointed with the other to the crouching form of the girl.


  • Again she paused -- the wild triumph of the fanatic on the burning pile was flashing in her face -- suddenly her eyes fell once more upon the stained helmet-crest; then her expression changed again to despair, and her voice grew low and moaning, when she thus resumed: --


  • For a few minutes more she continued to fix her tearless eyes on the helmet-crest.


  • She drew from her bosom the bloody helmet-crest of her husband, which had never quitted her since the day of his death; her face grew livid under an awful expression of rage, ferocity, and despair, as she gazed on it.


  • Here is the helmet-crest of my husband and your brother -- the helmet-crest that was flung to me as a witness that the Romans had slain him!


  • Until one evening, as I sat on the terrace before the house, with the child that you have beheld, a helmet-crest suddenly fell at my feet, and a voice cried to me from the garden beneath: 'Priulf thy husband has been slain in a quarrel by the soldiers of Rome!


  • At the height of 13,000 feet above the ocean is found a curious bird, which, from the pointed plume crowning the top of its head, and the long beard-like projection from its chin, is very appropriately called the helmet-crest or black warrior.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • In this portrait, there is a fair specimen of the Osage figure and dress, as well as of the facial outline, and shape and character of the head, and mode of dressing and ornamenting it with the helmet-crest, and the eagle's

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians


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