Tree dove

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tree dove (Zoöl) any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic doves belonging to Macropygia and allied genera. They have long and broad tails, are chiefly arboreal in their habits, and feed mainly on fruit.
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Usage

In literature:

Doves build in taller trees than these, in fir-trees, Azariah answered.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Doves should be taken off the list of game birds, and protected throughout the year; and so should all tree squirrels.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
A Dove, sitting on a tree overhanging the water, plucked a leaf, and let it fall into the stream close to her.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
Up in the ash-tree a dove perched and looked down at Bevis.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
Through the boughs of the tree they saw the indistinct form of a white dove that fluttered overhead for an instant and then was gone.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
A dozen or more Indians burst from the trees and dove into the water.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Steevens pointed out that it was the doves, on the contrary, which overshadowed the trees, by alighting on them in flocks.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
As I looked a gull dove through the trees, mouth open, eating Tabbies.
"Tabby" by Winston Marks
At night I dream of the organ, and of the orange trees, and of the doves.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
The great tree, splendid with creamy blossoms, looked as though covered by a flight of doves.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
At night I dream of the organ, and of the orange-trees, and of the doves.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Near the fort two doves were sitting on the branches of a cedar tree.
"The Islands of Magic" by Elsie Spicer Eells
He went into a dense, drear forest, and there he saw a dove sitting on a tree.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by R. Nisbet Bain
The doves cooed in the elm-trees.
"A Little Book of Profitable Tales" by Eugene Field
And then he ran with all speed for the nearest trees and dove out of sight.
"Dave Porter on Cave Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
By the time they had finished all the crumbs the doves felt much better, and were able to fly back to their nests in the top of a tree.
"The Orange Fairy Book" by Various
A dove was perching in a tree over the water.
"The Young and Field Literary Readers, Book 2" by Ella Flagg Young
A rustle made him start and listen; but it was only the doves in the orange trees.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
From the orange tree the doves were cooing.
"A Prince of Dreamers" by Flora Annie Steel
And hence in things created her type is the Dove among birds, the Vine amongst trees, and the Sun above the stars.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
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In poetry:

What of the dove,
Or thrush, or any singing mysteries?
What of the trees
And intonations of the trees?
"Sonatina To Hans Christian" by Wallace Stevens
Jemima is the Dove and Tamar
the Palm Tree.
Tirzah is Grace
and Zilpah a Dewdrop.
My God, how beautiful this is.
"Lost Paradise" by Jaroslav Seifert
The flowers that grew in its shadow,
And the trees that drooped above;
The low of the kine in the meadow,
And the coo of the morning dove.
"The News-Boy's Dream of the New Year" by Kate Seymour Maclean
The trees' reflection in the misty stream
Dies off in livid steam;
Whilst up among the actual boughs, forlorn,
The tender wood-doves mourn.
"The Trees' Reflection In The Misty Stream" by Paul Verlaine
O blessed Bird! O blessed Tree!
That sang aloud all silently
CHRIST'S carol on that eve:
O holy Olive, holy Dove!
Ye messengers of Life and Love,
We hear and we believe!
"The Bird Of Grace" by Samuel John Stone
At home the doves are sporting, the Summer is nigh--
Oh, blossoms of April set in the crowns of the trees!--
On the streams the cresses, clustering, knotted, lie,
And the hives are bursting with spoil of the honey bees.
"Cormac Óg " by Thomas MacDonagh

In news:

Last weekend, Flashover Youth Ministries sponsored a concert by three national Christian rock bands: By The Tree, a group that has won two Dove awards, Christian music's answer to the Grammys.
A white-winged dove, Zenaida asiatica, native to south Texas and southern Arizona spent the afternoon at the feeder and in the trees nearby.
Tree No 79 Peace and Christianity "Divine Doves," sponsored by St Mark's Catholic School.
Memorial ' Dove Trees' are up.
Hospice of Guernsey, Inc bereavement/volunteer coordinator, Terri Wootton, left, is pictured with Linda Britten and Hallie Ray of Mr Lee's and one of the four " Dove Trees" in the surrounding counties.
0The crank hit the water with a splash, dove a few inches, head-butted a submerged tree and careened to one side like an intoxicated bluegill.
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