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erebus strix Explained

Erebus strix at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Owl \Owl\, n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G.
eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family
{Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a
conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are
mostly nocturnal in their habits.

Note: Some species have erectile tufts of feathers on the
head. The feathers are soft and somewhat downy. The
species are numerous. See {Barn owl}, {Burrowing owl},
{Eared owl}, {Hawk owl}, {Horned owl}, {Screech owl},
{Snowy owl}, under {Barn}, {Burrowing}, etc.

Note: In the Scriptures the owl is commonly associated with
desolation; poets and story-tellers introduce it as a
bird of ill omen. . . . The Greeks and Romans made it
the emblem of wisdom, and sacred to Minerva, -- and
indeed its large head and solemn eyes give it an air of
wisdom. --Am. Cyc.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.

{Owl monkey} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of South
American nocturnal monkeys of the genus {Nyctipithecus}.
They have very large eyes. Called also {durukuli}.

{Owl moth} (Zo["o]l.), a very large moth ({Erebus strix}).
The expanse of its wings is over ten inches.

{Owl parrot} (Zo["o]l.), the kakapo.

{Sea owl} (Zo["o]l.), the lumpfish.

{Owl train}, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run
is in the nighttime.

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