White kite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White kite (Zoöl) the hen harrier.
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Usage

In literature:

The kite is become a white ball, rolling down the blade toward her; and it will of a surety destroy her.
"The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete" by George Meredith
The black ibis, cocatua, kites, crows, and a small black and white species of heron, frequented our water-hole.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Some live towards the high mountains of Cocas or Caucasus, in which there are white kites.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
The black and white long-toed water-hen continues plentiful: when alarmed by kites, etc.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Luck in loose plaster makes holy gauge and nearly that, nearly more states, more states come in town light kite, blight not white.
"Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein
Under a lofty tree at Simba's, a kite, the common brown one, had two pure white eggs in its nest, larger than a fowl's, and very spherical.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
By ten o'clock three handsome white kites were drying in a row.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
There Bunny got a fine red, white and blue kite, with a tail to it.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
He jest job de spur in his hoss and go kiting off down de road after dat white man.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
The four great kites, each of them with the forward part white and the rear section painted black, made a noble showing in the afternoon sun.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The kite is a great white bird, whom they hold back for a time from heaven.
"The Folly Of Eustace" by Robert S. Hichens
Why, Ty's face was as white as paper when he thought that old bundle of beef was going to hook him higher than a kite!
"Endurance Test" by Alan Douglas
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In poetry:

It was a day
All blue and lifting white,
When I went into the fields with Frank
To fly his kite.
"The Kite" by John Freeman
In broad daylight, and at noon,
Yesterday I saw the moon
Sailing high, but faint and white,
As a schoolboy's paper kite.
"Daylight And Moonlight. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And though they play with cats and dogs,
And rabbits and white mice,
And sail their boats and fly their kites,
They always look so nice.
"Dorothy's Opinion" by Carolyn Wells
My kites are huge like elephants, small like mice.
I fly them all in a flock, in spite of advice—
The best advice!
They go up in rainbow brilliance and snow-white storms,
In all shapes and forms.
"Kites" by William Rose Benet
I turn to go—
Somewhat dashed, somewhat dashed, you know!
But regard that bright
Bulge of gold-lit glory that soars o'er those roofs, so white!
Get a golden cord! I must have that cloud for a kite!
"Kites" by William Rose Benet

In news:

Besides the white wave of campers, the most noticeable feature of the Homer Spit last weekend was the flock of multicolored kites flying nearly nonstop off the Mariner Park beach.
Pull off Highway 101 west of Santa Barbara to watch Black-chinned Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, bitterns, sapsuckers, and breeding Western Kingbird, Black Phoebe, Spotted Towhee, and White-tailed Kite.
This small hotspot outside Everglades National Park is a great spot to find White-crowned Pigeon, Wood Stork, and Swallow-tailed Kite.
White-tailed Kites attempt to pass a mouse in mid-air at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge at Alviso, California.
New York Times bestseller 'The Kite Runner' set for live adaptation at The Whiting.
Guillermo Amezquita, above left, and brother-in-law Richard Rodriguez, both of Oxnard, launch red-, white-and-blue kites to fly over Fourth of July revelers at Oxnard State Beach Park.
Swallow -tailed kites are graceful, strikingly beautiful, black and white raptors with long swallow tails who kite on the wind.
A black kite nest decorated with bits of white plastic may mean it's the home of one tough bird, says a new study.
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