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Usage examples for ibis

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 25; Ovid, " Ibis," iii. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  6. 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
  7. Mycteria americana Linnaeus: Wood Ibis. – Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula by Erwin E. Klaas
  8. I informed him it was an ibis. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  9. He was wrong; he was not equipped for what he was about to encounter on Ibis Island. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  10. What was she to bring him from Yaque- a pet ibis? – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  11. And when I say that Ibis was nobody, I am repeating Ovid's own words. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  12. 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)
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