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  • n. Alternative spelling of turtle dove.


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  • Response: This is a dusky turtle-dove, Streptopelia lugens.

    Mystery bird: dusky turtle dove, Streptopelia lugens

  • Two endemic subspecies of note are the black parrot (Coracopsis nigra barklyi) and Seychelles turtle-dove (Streptopelia picturata rostrata).

    Granitic Seychelles forests

  • And the turtle-dove reneweth all as oft as moaneth she:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But it seemed as though distance had loosened them; I wearied of life, like a turtle-dove widowed of her mate.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • It would be simply impossible to meet up with a more valuable fellow: he'd make you a fish out of a sow's coynte, if that's what you wanted, a pigeon out of her lard, a turtle-dove out of her ham, and a hen out of a knuckle of pork: that's why I named him Daedalus, in a happy moment.


  • I suspeck that the COCK turtle-dove was preshos sick of his barging.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • She had no idea that the erratic manoeuvres of such a beast might be milder and more innocent than the wooing of any turtle-dove.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Bonstrops, who had, it seems, a room to hire, once the occasional residence of Slicing Dick of Paddington, who lately suffered at Tyburn, and whose untimely exit had been hitherto mourned by the damsel in solitary widowhood, after the fashion of the turtle-dove.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • White as a turtle-dove, with pink toes, darker in eyes and hair than he would be presently, he grabbed at the soap, at his mother, at the bath-towelling — he seemed only to need a tail.

    The Silver Spoon

  • Very smoothly he would go, and as gentle as a turtle-dove; until his rider fully believed that a pack-thread was enough for him, and

    Lorna Doone


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  • laurojr's pronunciations don't play on my computer, but I found the pronunciation in a famous song.

    January 28, 2010