from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Aristophanes's comedy “The Birds,” an imaginary city built in the clouds by the birds at the instigation of two Athenians, and represented both as a fantastic caricature of Athens in the poet's day and as a sort of Philistine Utopia full of gross enjoyments; hence, in literary allusion, cloudland; fools' paradise.
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- noun The act of seeking and finding
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Ancient Greek. The word comes from the play The Birds by the Greek playwright Aristophanes.
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