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125 examples of  halcyons  in sentences

125 examples of halcyons in sentences

To some it spelt an expedition of the picnic variety; they saw in this an opportunity of spending halcyon days in the game preserves, glorious opportunities for making collections of big game heads, all sandwiched in with pleasant and successful enterprises against an enemy that was waiting only a decent excuse to surrender.

We were told that we should spend halcyon days among the preserves, return laden with honours and large stores of ivory, and in our spare moments enjoy a little campaigning of a picnic variety, against an enemy that only waited the excuse to make a graceful surrender.

[109] The birds called halcyons were said to build their nests on the water, and, while they were brooding, to keep it calm.

Jamestown was the gay city of the South; but the halcyon days promised on the restoration of Virginia to royalty were never realized.

In the middle of the night, the sea being quite calm, we unfortunately struck upon a halcyon's nest, of an immense size, being about sixty stadia in circumference; the halcyon was sitting upon it, and was herself not much less; as she flew off, she was very near oversetting our ship with the wind of her wings, and, as she went, made a most hideous groaning.

In the middle of the night, the sea being quite calm, we unfortunately struck upon a halcyon's nest, of an immense size, being about sixty stadia in circumference; the halcyon was sitting upon it, and was herself not much less; as she flew off, she was very near oversetting our ship with the wind of her wings, and, as she went, made a most hideous groaning.

Time would fail us to tell of the feathered life around us,the blackbirds that build securely in these thickets, the stray swallows that dip their wings in the quiet waters, and the kingfishers that still bring, as the ancients fabled, halcyon days.

Ah, if a ripple break The stillness halcyon The star is gone!

And now, says he, I hope soon to have an opportunity to begin my operations; since all is halcyon and security.

And now, methinks, thou art curious to know, what can be my view in risquing the displeasure of my fair-one, and alarming her fears, after four or five halcyon days have gone over our heads?

Relatively, it touches those old times when religious houses, with their quaintly-trimmed orders, were in their halcyon days.

But memory wrote the record of that halcyon day in illuminated manuscript, all glowing with purple and gold, with angel faces peeping through a graceful network of flowers.

Her secret vows the Cyprian Queen approves, 410 And hovering halcyons guard her infant-loves; Each in his floating cradle round they throng, And dimpling Ocean bears the fleet along.

" 95 From ozier bowers the brooding Halcyons peep, The Swans pursuing cleave the glassy deep, On hovering wings the wondering Reed-larks play, And silent Bitterns listen to the lay.

Adj. moderate; lenient &c 740; gentle, mild, mellow; cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured; tempered &c v.; calm, unruffled, quiet, tranquil, still; slow, smooth, untroubled; tame; peaceful, peaceable; pacific, halcyon.

Adj. pacific; peaceable, peaceful; calm, tranquil, untroubled, halcyon; bloodless; neutral.

luck; good luck, run of luck; sunshine; fair weather, fair wind; palmy days, bright days, halcyon days; piping times, tide, flood, high tide.

palmy, halcyon; agreeable &c 829; couleur de rose [Fr.].

honeymoon; palmy days, halcyon days; golden age, golden time; Dixie, Dixie's land; Saturnia regna [Lat.], Arcadia^, Shangri-La, happy valley, Agapemone^. V. be pleased &c 829; feel pleasure, experience pleasure &c n.; joy; enjoy oneself, hug oneself; be in clover &c 377, be in elysium &c 981; tread on enchanted ground; fall into raptures, go into raptures.

palmy, halcyon, Saturnian.

Obliquely we were nearing the sea upon our left, which also must, under the present circumstances, be repeating the general state of halcyon repose.

The halcyon days at length draw to a close, and sorrows "in battalions" compel them to emigrate and bid Farewell to the scenes they ne'er shall visit more.

In walking to Fiesole one follows the high walls of the Villa Palmieri, which is now very private American property, but is famous for ever as the first refuge of Boccaccio's seven young women and three young men when they fled from plague-stricken Florence in 1348 and told tales for ten halcyon days.

None but the first number was ever completed, and perhaps we need not regret that no more followed it; but it is touching to see these two young men, both feeling their powers, confident in them, and sunning their halcyon's wings in the happy belief that they were those of the eagle, longing eagerly, earnestly, for the few poor guineas that they hoped from their work.

Then we have an "aged widow" reading "GOD'S own Word" at her cottage-door, with her daughter kneeling beside hera sketch from those halcyon days, when, in the beautiful allegory of Scripture, "every man sat under his own fig-tree."

how little we knew on the day of my ordination, and in those halcyon moments of our first housekeeping!

Having come through the halcyon days of the Reconstruction only to find themselves reduced almost to the status of slaves, many Negroes deserted the South for the promising west to grow up with the country.

This bird, often called a "hornbill" by foreigners in the Philippines, is probably the halcyon kingfisher (Ceyx euerythra) of the islands.

Under the beneficent rule of Kukulcan, the nation enjoyed its halcyon days of peace and prosperity.

These halcyons may be looked for with a little more assurance in that pure October weather which we distinguish by the name of Indian summer.

During those halcyon years, before the invasion of Charles VIII., it seemed as though the peace of Italy might last unbroken.

But I am afraid the halcyon light that paused and passed on in those centuries will never return.

"Come hither, my pretty Edith," he said, in a calmer voice, as a little cherub-looking child, with a head so like as if, after the fashion of Danรคe's, it had been powdered by Jupiter with gold dust, and a pair of blue eyes, as if the said god, in making them, had tried to emulate the wing of the Halcyon in a human orb, and intended, moreover, the light thereof to calm the storm in those of her father.

THE HALCYON (For the Mirror.)

It was believed by the ancients that while the female brooded over the eggs, the sea and weather remained calm and unruffled; hence arose the expression of Halcyon days.

Once, in the halcyon summer, David Kent had said that the most hardened criminal in the dock was less dangerous to humanity than the woman who had forgotten how to cry.

And in the first part of King Henry the Sixth, (Act I, Scene 2), Joan La Pucelle says, "Assign'd am I to be the English scourge This night the siege assuredly I'll raise: Expect St. Martin's Summer, halcyon days, Since I have entered into these wars.

36 No civil broils have since his death arose, But faction now by habit does obey; And wars have that respect for his repose, As winds for halcyons, when they breed at sea.

The Naseby, now no longer England's shame, 230 But better to be lost in Charles' name, (Like some unequal bride in nobler sheets) Receives her lord: the joyful London meets The princely York, himself alone a freight; The Swiftsure groans beneath great Gloster's weight: Secure as when the halcyon breeds, with these, He that was born to drown might cross the seas.

Let halcyons lay the sea-waves and the winds, Northwind and Westwind, that in shores far-off Flutters the seaweedhalcyons, of all birds Whose prey is on the waters, held most dear By the green Nereids: yea let all things smile On her to Mitylenรจ voyaging, And in fair harbour may she ride at last.

" The halcyon days of Squash Tennis were the 1920s and 1930s.

He in wantonness ope'd his wide jaws, As a Shark may disport with the Fry; Or a Lion, when licking his paws, May wantonly snap at a Fly. 18 Could there live such an envious Man, Who endur'd not the halcyon scene?

At every lightest breath that quakest, And with a zephyr shakest; Scarce stout enough to hold thy slender form together, In calmest halcyon weather; Next sister to the web that spiders weave, Poor flutterers to deceive Into their treacherous silken bed: O!

Supplanting the place is a young thrifty orchard, and at the base of the hill is a finely cultivated piece of land, and there is nothing but the everlasting hills to tell us of the dear spot where we wandered in the halcyon days of childhood; we cannot even exclaim with Cowper "I sat on the trees under which I had played.

But though sweeping years have borne away the halcyon days of childhood, the golden days of youth, and the sobered and subdued period of middle life, and our sun has passed its meridian and is verging rapidly towards its setting, still this grief comes back again with all its first freshness.

"Not all the storms that shake the pole Can e'er disturb thy halcyon soul, And smooth th' unaltered brow.

"His brow was sad, his eye beneath, Flashed like a halcyon from its sheath.

"Not all the storms that shake the pole, Can e'er disturb thy halcyon soul, And smooth unalter'd brow.

These halcyon days, too, were but of short duration.

In the halcyon days of Queen Victoria, before the sad bereavement came upon her which has darkened her latter years and caused her to retire as much as possible from public viewat the time when she read her own speeches from the throneshe was pronounced, by competent critics, to be unsurpassed, as a reader, by any elocutionist in Europe.

She took some few short halcyon weeks to dally with the vow which her heart was ready to make; but those around her knew that the vow had been inwardly made; and those who were anxious on her behalf with a new anxiety, with a new responsibility, redoubled their inquiries as to John Caldigate.

This sea of silver, "hushed and halcyon," or this sea of wrath and ravin, wild as Judgment Day.

This bird is the celebrated Alcedo, or Halcyon, of the ancients, who attributed to him many apparently supernatural powers.

Hence the serene weather that accompanies the summer solstice was supposed to be occasioned by the benign influence of this bird, and the term "halcyon days" was applied to this period.

In those halcyon days, the drawing-rooms were hung with gilded leather, and, I dare say, cut a good figure, for they were really spacious rooms.

Scutari was included in it as being a purely Albanian town, and King Nicholas and his army, after enjoying its coveted flesh-pots for a few halcyon weeks, had, to their mortification, to retire to the barren fastnesses of the Black Mountain.

He has a whimsical, good-humoured face, perhaps showing the rubicund effects of steady drinking (as whose features did not in those halcyon times of merry nights and tired mornings?), and a general air of loving the world and its pleasures, despite a secret suspicion that a hard-hearted bailiff may be lying in wait around the corner.

" These little pleasantries are echoes of the halcyon days when Steele thought Savage a very fine fellow, made him an allowance and even proposed to become the poet's father-in-law.

JOHN SALTRAM V. HALCYON DAYS VI.

For some time she was very happy; and the remote farm-house, with its old-fashioned gardens and fair stretch of meadow-land beyond them, where all shade and beauty had not yet been sacrificed to the interests of agriculture, seemed to her in those halcyon days a kind of earthly paradise.

This ought to be the halcyon age for "the liberty of man, woman and child."

(In Halcyon, winter 1948)

SEE Guyer, Michael F. GUYER, MICHAEL F. Laboratory outlines for animal biology By Michael F. Guyer & Halcyon W. Hellbaum.

HELLBAUM, HALCYON W. Laboratory outlines for animal biology.

Laboratory outlines for animal biology, by Michael F. Guyer & Halcyon W. Hellbaum.

Halcyon W. Hellbaum (A); 10Oct68; R445424.

Robert A. Heinlein (A); 21Oct68; R446152. HELLBAUM, HALCYON W. Laboratory outlines for animal biology.

By Michael Frederic Guyer & Halcyon W. Bellbaum.

SUBORDER OF HALCYON BIRDS SUBORDER HALCY'ONES Which have their front toes grown together so that they cannot walk on them.

THE NEW DEPARTURE A halcyon periodO'Neill, O'Brien, and Macwilliam of Clanricarde at GreenwichReceive their peerages,Attempt at establishing Protestantism in IrelandVehemently

Dark melodist, immortal, though the dew Fell early on the bays upon your brow, And tinged with pathos every halcyon vow And brave endeavor.

Before these halcyon days of freedom, the supremacy of Paris was little felt in the provinces, except in dictating a new fashion in dress, an improvement in the art of cookery, or the invention of a minuet.

What halcyon days, when the aristocratic palaces* shall be purified by solacing the fatigues of republican virtue, and the levellers of all distinction travel with four horses and a military escort!But, as Robespierre observes, you are two centuries behind the French in patriotism and information; and I doubt if English republicanism will ever go beyond a dinner, and toasting the manes of Hampden and Sydney.

Before these halcyon days of freedom, the supremacy of Paris was little felt in the provinces, except in dictating a new fashion in dress, an improvement in the art of cookery, or the invention of a minuet.

What halcyon days, when the aristocratic palaces* shall be purified by solacing the fatigues of republican virtue, and the levellers of all distinction travel with four horses and a military escort!But, as Robespierre observes, you are two centuries behind the French in patriotism and information; and I doubt if English republicanism will ever go beyond a dinner, and toasting the manes of Hampden and Sydney.

Thus both of them often had to content themselves with going on foot through the streets, and it may be that, in this halcyon period of their felicity, they regarded the circumstance rather as a favor than as a scurvy trick of Fortune.

I foresaw nothing in marriage but a halcyon calm, and longed for the happiness which was to be found in the inseparable society of a good sort of woman.

Such was the ingenious arrangement of the thatch, that the birds were deceived, and, seeing there some grains to pilfer, red-beaked gulls, "arrhinisgas" of black plumage, and gray and white halcyons frequently came to rest upon it.

Such a halcyon day I may not have again in all my life, and I ought to make the best of it, with my New Skates.

" Wade departed and marked this halcyon day with white chalk, as the whitest, brightest, sweetest of his life.

With the new home and new associates more like those to which she had been accustomed, Ethelyn had resumed her training process, which was not now borne as patiently as in the halcyon days of the honeymoon, when most things wore the couleur de rose and were right because they came from the pretty young bride.

Amidst our arms as quiet you shall be, As Halcyons brooding on a winter sea.

And a few weeks latersix, seven weeks laterabout the beginning of October, these halcyon days had all come to an end.

His is the halcyon table That never seats but one, And whatsoever is consumed The same amounts remain.

His is the halcyon table That never seats but one, And whatsoever is consumed The same amounts remain.

While we were bowling along in the sweet sunshine and sweeter moonlight of the halcyon time, Uncle Sam might be dethroned by somebody in buckram, or Baltimore burnt by the boys from Lynn and Marblehead, revenging the massacre of their fellows.

Those were halcyon days which followed for de Cossรฉ and the lady his loyalty had won; days of sweet meetings and tender partingsof a union of souls which even death was powerless to dissolve.

But these halcyon days were not to last long.

Halcyon months followed for Henrimonths in which even Gabrielle was forgotten in the intoxication of a new passion, compared with which the memory of her gentle charms was but as water to rich, red wine.

Thus the halcyon months passed, until, one August day in 1741, the Comtesse was seized with a slight fever; Louis, consumed by anxiety, spending the anxious hours by her bedside or pacing the corridor outside.

Now followed halcyon days for the young loverslong hours of sweet communion, of anticipation of the happy years that stretched in such a golden vista before them.

It is the moors' halcyon time, and the weather to-day well befits it.

give this thy sacred island rest; Make heaven smile, That no storm disturb us while Thy chief care, our halcyon, builds her nest.

When great Augustus made war's tempest cease, His halcyon days brought forth the arts of peace; He still in his triumphant chariot shines, By Horace drawn, and Virgil's mighty lines.

For the Turk, each one of these birds has a gentle meaning, or a benignant virtue: turtle-doves are favorable to lovers, swallows keep away fire from the roofs where they build their nests, storks make yearly pilgrimages to Mecca, halcyons carry the souls of the faithful to Paradise.

Amid the howl of more than wintry storms The Halcyon hears the Voice of vernal Hours, Already on the wing!

Besides the usual waders on the reef, I found great numbers of doves and honeysuckers, and, among the mangroves, fell in with and procured specimens of a very rare kingfisher, Halcyon sordida.

The only other bird which I shall mention is a very fine kingfisher (Halcyon saurophaga) with white head, neck, and lower parts, green scapulars, and blue wings and tail, previously known by a single specimen from New Guinea in the British Museum.

You are right, Sir, I very seldom speak of my halcyon daysthose days when the greatest monarch the world has ever known honoured me with his intimacy and confidence.

But this, as far as I remember, was avoided in those halcyon days by the simple expedient of presenting all who desired it.