rock dove

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rock dove pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock dove (Zoöl) the rock pigeon; -- called also rock doo.
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Usage

In literature:

Dove Eye sat on a mossy rock looking upon the scene with a melancholy expression of countenance.
"Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland" by Abigail Stanley Hanna
Professor Ansted includes the Rock Dove in his list, and marks it as occurring in Guernsey and Sark.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
But Taggart staggered, dropped his rifle and dove headlong toward the rock.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
For my own part, I readily concur with you in supposing that house-doves are derived from the small blue rock-pigeon, for many reasons.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1" by Gilbert White
As the yellow beast, mindless servant of man, thundered down, I dove for the rocks.
"Question of Comfort" by Les Collins
Hit's jet as if a mounting rattler mout 'a' dove down the rock right thar.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
KING, Col., domestication of rock doves from the Orkneys, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
They did so, and the dove came out at the other side, but with her tail clipped off as the rocks met.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
They dashed across the road and dove for cover in the rocks behind the jeep.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Doves cooed among the greenness of the acacias, whose feathery sprays gleamed bright against the background of grim rock in sombre masses.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
But before me I saw a white rock-dove, and followed it gladly.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
COLUMBA (Wood-pigeon, Stock-dove, Rock-dove).
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
Rock pigeons breed on the sea-cliffs, and the turtle-dove is an occasional visitant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

"My dove, who hidest in the rock,
Thine heart almost with sorrow broke,
Lift up thy face, forget thy fear,
And let thy voice delight mine ear.
"Hymn 70" by Isaac Watts
For ever on our souls be traced
That blessing dear, that dove-like hand,
A sheltering rock in Memory's waste,
O'er-shadowing all the weary land.
"Confirmation" by John Keble
The rock where first we met at tryst;
Where first I wooed and won your love--
Remember how the moon and mist
Made mystery of the heaven above
As now to-night?--How first I kissed
Your lips, you trembling like a dove?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
Oh, the sun and the wind! Oh, the life and the love!
Where the serpent swung all day
The loud dove coos to the silent dove;
Where the web-winged dragon lay
In its hole beneath, on the rock above
Merry-tongued children play.
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald

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.
Everything about the Soiled Dove is rock-solid.
It seemed the falcons had been doing a very good job of keeping the local "rock dove" population in check.
Shimmering tracks like "Words," "There Goes The Fear Again" and "Caught By The River" are as pretty and evocative as rock music gets, and the sense of ambition on this CD suggests the Doves will be hard to overlook much longer.
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