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Quotes of ibis

  1. What birds can have their bills more peculiarly formed than the ibis the spoonbill, and the heron? – Alfred Russel Wallace

Usage examples for ibis

  1. Mycteria americana Linnaeus: Wood Ibis – Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula by Erwin E. Klaas
  2. He wished to carry his men on the Ibis either home or to the Ob, but the English seamen declared that they would not for all the world's honour and riches sail in that vessel. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  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. 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
  5. Know you, then a house bearing as a sign the figure of a golden ibis – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  6. 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
  7. What was she to bring him from Yaque- a pet ibis – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  8. 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
  9. The ibis of Egypt is hardly more sacred. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  10. 25; Ovid, " Ibis iii. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  11. I informed him it was an ibis – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  12. He was wrong; he was not equipped for what he was about to encounter on Ibis Island. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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)
  16. And when I say that Ibis was nobody, I am repeating Ovid's own words. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid