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Bird

An endearing name for girl. And by my word, your bonnie bird In danger shall not tarry; So, though the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry. Campbell: Lord Ullin's Daughter.…

Birds

Birds of a feather flock together. Persons associate with those of a similar taste and station as themselves. Qui se ressemble s'assemble. Cicero says, “Similes similibus gaudent, pur…

Larry Bird

Larry Bird rose from modest small-town origins in French Lick and West Baden, Indiana, to lead Indiana State University to the 1979 college basketball finals, then went on to a stellar professional ca…

Vere Bird

Vere BirdAge: 89 Antiguan who became powerful during the island's colonial period and went on to lead his country after it gained independence from Britain in 1981. The former prime minister, …

Isabella Bird

Name at birth: Isabella Lucy BirdIsabella Bird was an English missionary and explorer of the 19th century, known best for her books The Englishwoman in America and A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains…

The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow rip…

Bird of Este

The white eagle, the cognisance of the house. His dazzling way The bird of Estë soars beyond the solar ray. Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered, x. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

Bird in the hand

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Possession is better than expectation. Italian: “E meglio aver oggi un novo, che dimani una gallina.” French: “Il vaut mieux…

Talking Bird

A bird that spoke with a human voice, and could call all other birds to sing in concert. (The Sisters who Envied their Younger Sister; Arabian Nights.) (See Green Bird.) Source: Dictionar…

John BIRD

BIRD, John, a Representative from New York; born in Litchfield, Conn., November 22, 1768; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the ba…