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turtledove:

see pigeonpigeon,
common name for members of the large family Columbidae, land birds, cosmopolitan in temperate and tropical regions, characterized by stout bodies, short necks, small heads, and thick, heavy plumage.
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turtledove

any of several Old World doves of the genus Streptopelia, having a brown plumage with speckled wings and a long dark tail
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Here the Phoenix (Beauty) and the Turtledove (Truth) are two-in-one:
Noah also offered a calf, a goat, a lamb, kids, salt, a young dove, and a turtledove as burnt offerings (Jub.
At Juan Chavez's feet (he is also, consequently, positioned under a tree), a turtledove chick, its sparse down colored various shades of red and gray, has just fallen from the nest and lies motionless on the sidewalk for the few remaining seconds or minutes separating it from its inevitable demise.
Marguerite"--the gray before the dark, or dawn--pre-eminently refers therefore to "Patience, between this which recedes and that which advances"; therefore it is "the colour of the turtledove, with the message that the waters have abated [Genesis 8]'; and if it is the color of the dove, then it is "the colour of the sacrifice of the poor [again, a dove; Leviticus 12]--therefore of humility.
99) by Harry Turtledove and Rachel Turtledove, telling the story of a train on the rails through the mechanical and magical.
These children are adoringly looked after by a British Bulldog named Turtledove, but it is not until the floating orphanage sailed by Teo and Renzo arrives that their adventures truly begin.
The first time I heard the call of the Cape turtledove and I looked around, I felt I knew this place.
See, for instance, Robert Remnek, Soviet Scholars and Soviet Foreign Policy: A Case Study in Soviet Policy towards India (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1975); and Oded Eran, Mezhdunarodniki: An Assessment of Professional Expertise in the Making of Soviet Foreign Policy (Ramat Gan, Israel: Turtledove Publishing, 1979).
is constituted of a difficult union of precisely contradictory discourses: the truth discourse (abstract, generalizing, masculine, corporeal, regulative, formal, apparently unchanging, a Western bird--the ever-constant Turtledove of the Shakespearean poem) and the love discourse (concrete, particular, feminine, mental, not subject to regulation, without determinate form, exotic, and at the same time the pre-eminent force in the universe--the Phoenix-flame forever changing into itself).
Bonjour mon coeur" is an ecstatic poem that catalogs the endearing terms the poet applies to his beloved: "my heart, my sweet life, my eye, my sweet lover, my beauty, my precious, my joy, my love, my sweet springtime, my sweet little dove, my lark, my gentle turtledove, my sweet wild bird
RULED BRITANNIA | HARRY TURTLEDOVE (2002): In this alternate history set in 1598, the Spanish Armada has triumphed over England, Spain rules England, and Queen Elizabeth sits imprisoned in the Tower of London.
has an individualistic, anti authoritarian trend to it not least because so many of the people who read and write it (not all by any means, but quite a few) are inner-directed introverts who make neither good leaders nor good followers," emails Harry Turtledove, a best-selling author whose most famous novels pose questions about contingency in history and the importance of individual action.