• WordNet 3.6
    • n Attila king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Attila the Hun (invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), and Pope Leo VIII (d 963-965) all died while having sex.
    • n Attila In ornithology, a genus of South American tyrant flycatchers, family Tyrannidæ, sometimes giving name to a subfamily Attilinæ. A. cinerea is the type, and about 12 other species are included in the genus.
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In literature:

Then he fell upon his face, and the maddened followers of Surcouf swept over the decking like followers of Attila, the terrible Hun.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
It was taken and destroyed by Attila in A.D. 452.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Our nephew Sandor wore his Juratus attila, with a vest of cherry-coloured velvet.
"Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War" by Mór Jókai
The fair form, the sweeping hair of Attila, and the dark lover with despair in his face?
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
Attila in Italy 132 455.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
The artist has caught its true character, and given us here the Attila, the instrument of fate to serve a purpose not his own.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Their chief was Attila.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
The court of Attila (Etzel) was a ready bridge to the Nibelungen legend.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Attila personally interfered so that hospitality should not be violated even toward hated Germans.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
Are you the grandsons of Goethe or of Attila?
"Above the Battle" by Romain Rolland

In poetry:

Hatred of that abject slave,
Earth, was in each chieftain's heart.
Earth has got him, whom God gave,
Earth may sing, and earth shall smart!
Attila, my Attila!
"The Nuptials Of Attila" by George Meredith
Earth has got him whom God gave,
Earth may sing, and earth shall smart!
None of earth shall know his grave.
They that dig with Death depart.
Attila, my Attila!
"The Nuptials Of Attila" by George Meredith
There are few; but are . . . opening dark furrows
in the fiercest of faces and the strongest of loins,
They are perhaps the colts of barbaric Attilas
or the dark heralds Death sends us.
"Black Messengers (Translation of Los Heraldos Negros)" by Cesar Vallejo

In news:

Verdi's ATTILA , Oct 20th at 1 pm.
Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto sings Attila .
Environment staff unsettled by ' Attila the Hun' talk after firing.
Pumped to tackle ' Attila '.
Patients travel from as far away as Europe to visit Attila Toth, MD, a physician in New York who claims his extreme treatment will help infertile women conceive.
Attila and Marius Dogudan, NYC's New Stud Muffins Attila and Marius Dogudan are gentlemanly Austrian millionaires who brought the Demel pastry empire to the United States.
FUSION UV SYSTEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA — Attila Nagy has been appointed as sales manager for Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Environment staff unsettled by ' Attila the Hun ' talk after firing.
Americans not only think of business as warfare, borrowing from Sun-tzu, Musashi and Attila the Hun, they also dress for it.
"Attila the Hun died of a nose bleed on his wedding night," the 29-year-old Pearson says, still slightly amazed at the irony.
Environment staff unsettled by 'Attila the Hun ' talk after firing.
"Attila" is steeped in the bel canto heritage of Verdi's early years.
Attila Vegh spent not one second on his back at Bellator 73.
A New Brief Screening Tool," by Annabel Terry, Attila Szabo and Mark Griffiths, " Addiction Research and Theory" journal, October 2004.
New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile Colt and Gelding S. 2010 Dark Bay or Brown Gelding Attila's Storm.

In science:

The author is indebted to Attila Szabo for numerous discussions and suggestions.
Random walk approach to the d-dimensional disordered Lorentz gas
Attila Mar´oti, On the orders of primitive groups, J.
Simple groups without lattices
The authors are grateful to John Irving, Jonny Lomond, Attila Mar´oti, Csaba Schneider and Nabil Shalaby for useful discussions.
Counting fine gradings on matrix algebras and on classical simple Lie algebras
Attila M´ez´aros for his leadership, support and helpful advices. I very appreciate the help of my advisors, Dr.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts