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Definition(s):

  • (n) a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals

Usage(s):

  1. This led to the discovery of a bestiary of particles.
  2. For more than 17,000 years, the bestiary of the Lascaux cave in southwestern France survived the ravages of history, unseen and undiscovered.
  3. For more than 17,000 years, the bestiary of the Lascaux cave in southwestern France has survived the ravages of human history.

News

  • Asheville area literary & book-related events

    GARY CARDEN: Carden and illustrator Mandy Newham-Cobb debut their new book, “Appalachian Bestiary,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 1:30 p.m. Call 586-9499.
    on September 1, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

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Quotes

  • Of Smaug, del Toro wrote that he "should not be 'the dragon in the Hobbit movie' as if it was just another creature in the bestiary. Smaug should be 'The DRAGON' for all movies past and present. The shadow he cast and the greed he comes to embody --...
    on May 24, 2008 By: Guillermo del Toro Source: IGN

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /