Usage examples for ibis

  1. The ibis of Egypt is hardly more sacred. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  2. Waterton well says that, if we knew its utility in thinning the country of mice, it would be with us what the ibis was with the Egyptians- a sacred bird. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  3. Such a method of riding must have been very agreeable, for the shoulders of practised walkers impart to the rider a much more elastic and agreeable motion than the best made springs, and, for a well fed, lazy Princess nothing could have been more charming than to be borne thus beneath the waving palm- trees, and by the banks of the streams where the lotus blossomed at the water's edge, and the Ibis sniffed the cooling breeze. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  4. Another, The Elephant, has these lines- " See in the print how, moved by whim, Trumpeting Jumbo, great and grim, Adjusts his trunk, like a cravat, To noose that individual's hat; The Sacred Ibis in the distance, Joys to observe his bold resistance." – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  5. Course 282 degrees, three- quarters of a mile; abundance of water and feed; lots of geese, ibis, ducks, and spoonbills. – McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia by John McKinlay
  6. Mycteria americana Linnaeus: Wood Ibis. – Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula by Erwin E. Klaas
  7. I informed him it was an ibis. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  8. He was wrong; he was not equipped for what he was about to encounter on Ibis Island. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  9. And when I say that Ibis was nobody, I am repeating Ovid's own words. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  10. 25; Ovid, " Ibis," iii. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  11. And when Bakula, and Kowar the Ibis, and all the others had flown to safety, I shouted, 'Did- you- do- it, did- you- do- it! – The Sa'-Zada Tales by William Alexander Fraser
  12. What was she to bring him from Yaque- a pet ibis? – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  13. Then would not that loving watcher say: " Let it go free and happy, however much I long to look upon it," and when it had sailed from sight, perhaps turn her eyes to the humble ibis in the mud? – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  14. Thoth appears in the papyri and on the monuments as an ibis- headed man, and his companion is usually a dog- headed ape called " Asten." – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge