Usage examples for ibises

  1. All over the ground the women, mostly negresses, were seen on their knees, beside the pools among the rocks, furiously scrubbing and pounding away at their work, and like all negresses they were exceedingly vociferous, and their loud gabble, mingled with yells and shrieks of laughter, reminded me of the hubbub made by a great concourse of gulls, ibises, godwits, geese, and other noisy water- fowl on some marshy lake. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  2. These observations include numerous field trips into the region where ibises are plentiful throughout the year, especially during the breeding season. – Additions to the List of the Birds of Louisiana by George H. Lowery, Jr.
  3. His speech got more interesting when he said- 'I went out in my raft to snare ibises, and I had gone up the stream an hour's journey. – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  4. At first he thought that the other birds were mocking the ibises; but presently he shouted again, and again his shouts were repeated by dozens of voices. – A Little Boy Lost by W. H. Hudson
  5. Sometimes they would soar up in the air in the form of hawks with men's heads, or like ibises with a slow lagging flight, and sometimes sweep over the desert like gray shapeless shadows, or glide across the sand like snakes; or they would creep out of the tombs, howling like hungry dogs. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Steadily across its threatening face was drawn a single line of scarlet- a score of ibises glowing like the essence of rubies. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  7. Cows, cats, dogs, ibises, hawks, and cynocephalous apes, were sacred throughout the whole of Egypt, and woe to the man who injured them! – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  8. No, he had no taste for ibises- unless indeed there should be Fourth- Dimension ibises; and even then he begged that she would select instead a magic field- glass, with which one might see what is happening at an infinite distance; although of what use would that be to him, he wanted to know, since it would be his too late to follow her errantry through Yaque? – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  9. My associates and I have studied thousands of glossy ibises in the marshes of southwestern Louisiana in the past ten years. – Additions to the List of the Birds of Louisiana by George H. Lowery, Jr.