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Dove, the bird Columba; sacred to Venus: Ven. 1190. Lucr. 58. Pilgr. 119. Mids. I, 1, 171. Rom. II, 5, 7. Per. IV Prol. 32. Of white colour and used as the emblem of whiteness: Ven. 10. Ven. 10 Ven. 10 Lucr. 58. Pilgr. 119. Wint. IV, 4, 374. H4B IV, 1, 46. Rom. I, 5, 50. Per. IV Prol. 32. Opposed to the crow and raven: Sonn. 113, 12. Mids. II, 2, 114. Tw. V, 134. Symbol of harmlessness and innocence: Ven. 153. Lucr. 360. Pilgr. 86. Phoen. 50. Mids. I, 2, 85. II, 1, 232. Shr. II, 295. III, 2, 159. Tw. V, 134. H4B III, 2, 171. IV, 1, 46. H6B III, 1, 71. Cor. V, 3, 27. Hml. V, 1, 309. “so --s do peck the falcon's piercing talons,” H6C I, 4, 41. II, 2, 18. Ant. III, 13, 197. Standing rhyme to “love:” Rom. II, 1, 10. Mahomet inspired with a d. H6A I, 2, 140. --s driven away with stench, I, 5, 23. -- Used as a term of endearment: Wiv. I, 3, 107. Mids. V, 332. Hml. IV, 5, 167.
Used for pigeon by old Gobbo: “a dish of --s,” Merch. II, 2, 144. The words confounded on purpose: “he eats nothing but --s, and that breeds hot blood,” Troil. III, 1, 140.
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