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  • n. Alternative form of phoebe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See phœbe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See phœbe.


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  • The little grey phebe-birds, the robins and the blue birds were the first harbingers of spring.

    The Bark Covered House

  • "I should call it a phebe-bird," answered the girl, looking up with a twinkle in her black eyes.

    Eight Cousins

  • A few swallows flitted over the water, we heard the white throats along the shore, the phebe notes of the chicadee, and, I believe, red-starts, and moose-flies of large size pursued us in mid-stream.

    The Maine Woods

  • Three nests were placed almost contiguous to each other in my piazza: that of a swallow was affixed in the corner next to the house, that of a phebe in the other, a wren possessed a little box which I had made on purpose, and hung between.

    Letters from an American Farmer

  • The Life of George Peabody: Containing a Record of Those Princely Acts of Benevolence Which Entitle Him to the Esteem and Gratitude of All Friends of by phebe hanaford

    Thank You Very Much OpEdNews For Giving Me Chance

  • "I've heard of phebe-birds; but I don't believe the real ones could do that," laughed Rose, adding, as she watched with interest the scattering of dabs of soft soap over the bricks, "May I stay and see you work?

    Eight Cousins


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