Loxia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Loxia crossbill
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loxia In pathology, a distortion of the head toward one side; wryneck; torticollis.
    • n loxia [capitalized] A genus of fringilline birds A group containing a great number of Fringillidæ whose bills are stout, crooked, or otherwise notable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Loxia lokā€²si-a wryneck.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

I own no lord but Loxias; him I serve And ne'er can stand enrolled as Creon's man.
"The Oedipus Trilogy" by Sophocles
For which cause Apollo, the god of vaticination, was surnamed Loxias.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
If any one is to be adopted, the boldest would perhaps be the best, {to de kai... eipe Loxias}.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
For which cause Apollo, the god of vaticination, was surnamed Loxias.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
Loxias, name of Apollo, meaning of, 231.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
And Loxias now bids us trace And smite the unknown workers of his fall.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
Of the genus Loxia were obtained four species, three of which are in immature plumage, and cannot, therefore, be placed with certainty.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
P. 30, l. 356, Loxias.
"The Trojan Women of Euripides" by Euripides
I give the case of Loxia from Mr. Blyth's information.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 3, 2009, at 10:45 am, by Daniel Cadieux.
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 3, 2009, at 10:45 am, by Daniel Cadieux.
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