Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of beautiful dragon-flies, of the family Agrionidæ, established by Leach in 1817.

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Examples

  • While in the temple, Jesus stated that it had become a den of 'lestes'.

    Is It Better To View Jesus' Prediction as Trite or Mistaken?

  • (_Ornitho-lestes_ = bird-robber) indicates that that prey may sometimes have been the primitive birds which were its contemporaries.

    Dinosaurs With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections

  • Awer kanna sa tu penessa me astis dikk o manush dre o chone savo rikkela kasht apre lestes dumo, yuv sosti keravit ta chiv adre o yag, te yuv ne tevel dukker lestes kokero ta kair adovo te yuv sus rumado or lias palyor, sa lis se kammaben adosta o mush chingerd lestis palya te nassered lende sar anduro.

    The Gypsies

  • Yeck divvus yoi latchedas yag-bar adre o puv, te tilldas es apre te pukkeredas lestes nav pale, "Yag-bar."

    The Gypsies

  • Et les allures si lestes, si gracieuses, comme s'ils n'etaient que des juments.

    Valerie

  • In that case, he would be the lestes rather than the kleptes, the robber, and not the thief which here he is (cf.Matt. xxiv. 36-51; xxv.

    Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.

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