Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having rosy fingers: Homer's favorite epithet of the dawn, ῤοδοδάκτυλος, )Ηώς.

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Examples

  • Her fellow celebrants comprise a married couple, the rosy-fingered Dawn and her feckless Irish husband Mick, and the rather sad Len, a building-site worker lately abandoned by his wife.

    Ecstasy - review

  • At least when referring to Homeric epics -- ox-eyed Hera, rosy-fingered dawn, and the like.

    mrissa: Also

  • Crowds flocked to claim a seat while it was still dark, so that as rosy-fingered dawn appeared in the eastern sky that summer morning, a multitude was waiting for the king.

    Alexander the Great

  • Crowds flocked to claim a seat while it was still dark, so that as rosy-fingered dawn appeared in the eastern sky that summer morning, a multitude was waiting for the king.

    Alexander the Great

  • I wanted a fancier word than "epithet" for rosy-fingered Aurora and ox-eyed Hera, but I think that's just me.

    mrissa: Also

  • Touched by the rosy-fingered dawn, we can sit together in beauty, in peace and quiet, in calm communion with the sweet pink spirits that surround us always.

    Donna Henes: Blessings of the Pink Moon

  • Crowds flocked to claim a seat while it was still dark, so that as rosy-fingered dawn appeared in the eastern sky that summer morning, a multitude was waiting for the king.

    Alexander the Great

  • Touched by the rosy-fingered dawn, we can sit together in beauty, in peace and quiet, in calm communion with the sweet pink spirits that surround us always.

    Donna Henes: Blessings of the Pink Moon

  • I hope smarter people than me are busy figuring this out here in the rosy-fingered dawn of multimedia storytelling.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: On Writing The Post-Papyrus Novel

  • Imagine a goddess, joining her lover at night, then rising from her rosy-fingered bed at dawn, putting on eternally unruffled robes of splendor, taking up her silver bow, the quiver, and gracefully gliding into the day.

    Plaisir d'Amour

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