from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoöl; a generic name variously used.

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  • n. type genus of the Noctuidae: moths whose larvae are cutworms


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  • Greek mythology linked these hunters with the goddess of wisdom indeed the scientific name, Athene noctua, means "Athene by night".

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  • The night-owl noctua is is smaller than the bubo it flies by night and cannot see during the day, because the brightness of the sun blinds it.

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  • Austin examined the DNA of a small Pacific island lizard (Lipinia noctua) and found that on islands west of the Solomons it was genetically diverse but on Polynesian islands it was more uniform.

    Pacific Lizards or Red Herrings?

  • A learned ornithologist later gave the Latin name Athene noctua lilith to the Middle Eastern desert race of the Little Owl (pictured in Voous's book on p. 183).

    The Company of Owls

  • We camped near some trees and water: the fig-trees were full of crows, which came in to roost in thousands, and The Little Owl (_Athene noctua_) haunted the place.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • The little owl, Athene noctua, is the symbol of the Greek goddess Athene, who represents wisdom, science and strategy.


  • Processer Cooler = CoolerMaster V8 are u ocing? else got eca p55 mobos to consider from and if you're ocing, get a cheaper and yet good ocable mobo like asus p7p55d-evo and better rams instead of the elites and lastly, ur cpu cooler get noctua u12p-se2 frm prolinkdata, comes bundled with 2 premium fans, psu also change to seasonic/andyson - m520ii/f500m, nobody recommends gigabyte's psu here, nt cheap also ..

  • Just put together a new system - i7 930 with stock cooler, 3 noctua case fans, asus board and 650tx psu.

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  • A 2-year-old British-born Little Owl (Athene noctua), Bibi is especially chatty when Kobayashi's wife brings out a plastic container squirming with grubs.

    News On Japan

  • How much are they, and which shops sell them, and what are the alternatives? noctua and scythe are the more expensive fans that are available. if you r goin for low noise lvl, i would say nocuta. on the other hand, heard that scythe do perform better than noctua and isnt that noisy too ..


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