Winged bull

Definitions

  • Showing kneeling winged bulls
    Showing kneeling winged bulls
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Winged bull a common form in Assyrian sculpture, symbolic of domination
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. vængr, a wing; Sw. vinge.

Usage

In literature:

Kazan saw the hungry winged creature settle on the bull's shoulder.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
It seemed impossible that the two wings could combine east of the Bull Run Mountains.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
The gods had turned to flies and the winged bulls had become like mice.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
At the gate stood gigantic winged bulls.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
A cow is sacrificed to Minerva; a calf to the wing-footed {God, and} a bull to thee, greatest of the Deities.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
He whipped dat bull wid his wings 'twell he wuz glad to go back in de lot an' 'have hese'f.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Within the hall, between winged bulls, are entrances to chambers, right centre and left centre.
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
In the inner room Solomon made two winged bulls of olive wood.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
I saw at once that the head must belong to a winged bull or lion, similar to those at Khorsabad and Persepolis.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
We get feasible explanations, too, of sculptures representing sphinxes, winged human-headed bulls, etc.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
One important inscription is mentioned, and more winged-lions and bulls.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
In Paradise we have Cherubim and Kerubs in the shape of winged bulls, but those are the clumsy inventions of an inartistic god.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Then we was an apparition of angels at a revival camp, only Bull's wings caught fire, and spoiled the whole allusion.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
Each entrance was guarded by lions or winged bulls with human heads.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
In revenge she besought Anu, her father, to create a winged bull, which should attack the hero.
"A Primer of Assyriology" by Archibald Henry Sayce
What 'ud be the good o' wings to a bull?
"Voces Populi" by F. Anstey
I. is the Human-Headed and Eagle-Winged Bull.
"The International Monthly, Vol. II, No. I" by Various
The panel below has a kneeling bull, with wings, to represent the Evangelist.
"The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women" by Frederic Rowland Marvin
When moving the winged bulls and lions now in the British Museum from the ruins to the banks of the Tigris, I used almost the same means.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
The gates of the temples and palaces are guarded by winged bulls and lions with human heads.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)" by Max Duncker
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In news:

An Assyrian statue, center, and two Assyrian human-headed winged bulls shown here at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
Gameloft and Red Bull Media House Join Forces to Give 'GT Racing: Motor Academy' Wings.
Red Bull Blade Raid gives skiers wings at Crystal Mountain.
Red Bull might give you wings, as the marketing slogan goes, but daredevil and likely new record holder for the highest manned balloon jump, Felix Baumgartner, didn't need them.
Austrian skydiver Paul Steiner did some ambitious wing walking earlier this year in this Red Bull video, with a pair of Blanix gliders flown by Ewald Roithner and Kurt Tippi high above the August 30, 2010 By Mike Klesius.
Stockton forward Kristians Pelss carries the puck around the back of the net with Bulls left wing Marek Viedensky iin pursuit during San Francisco's 6-3 victory over the Thunger on Saturday night.
RED BULL DOES GIVE YOU WINGS.
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