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hal see uhn

  • n  (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
  • n  a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
  • n  a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  • s  idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
    a halcyon atmosphere
  • s  marked by peace and prosperity
    the halcyon days of the clipper trade

  • As the economy nosedives, Reagan's men have their work cut out for them It was not exactly a halcyon time for Cabinet making, as the Soviet shadow grew longer over.
  • They were either too expensive or too weak on the road or too often both; and back in those halcyon days when our chief climate fear was a new ice age, low gas prices made .
  • But Wright was a maverick; Le Corbusier dominated the architectural world, from that halcyon year of 1920, when he started publishing his magazine L'Esprit Nouveau, until his death .
News & Articles

  • MTV Music Videos To Air Just This Once On July 4
    MTV’s “music videos” focus seems to have gone on a steady decline beginning with The Real World in the 90s, and while the halcyon days of Beavis And Butthead briefly graced the network last year, another throwback is coming to MTV — music videos themselves, but just for a day. MTV music videos were, back in the [...] MTV Music Videos To Air Just This Once On July 4 is a post from: The Inquisitr
    June 14, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • Exploring Super Mario 3D World with Its Development Team
    The next big Mario game from Nintendo unveiled at E3 this week for Wii U turned out not to be (strictly) a Mario game at all: Super Mario 3D World reaches back to the Nintendo Entertainment System’s halcyon days, when we were smitten with a little something called Super Mario Bros. 2. Super Mario 3D World supports up to four players at once, handing you control of Mario, Luigi, Toad and even the ...
    June 14, 2013 - Techland
  • Album review: Smith Westerns' 'Soft Will'
    ??? If you thought these kids took a big T. Rex turn with their last LP, prepare yourself for total liftoff into the dreamy, halcyon heavens of the 1970s. A complete break from their punk roots, this record rolls out like feathered, golden locks in slo-mo and zero gravity. Unquestionably, this glam baby is luxe and beautiful (especially the epic teenage swoons of “Fool Proof” and “Varsity”). But ...
    June 11, 2013 - Orlando Weekly

  • Bill Ford in BusinessWeek
    We knew the halcyon days would end,Bill Ford told reporters in April.
  • Tom Lantos in Washington Post
    Intensifying pressure intended to persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear program, Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said "the halcyon days for the oil industry are over."
  • Barry Eichengreen in New York Times
    The Fed is going to have to work hard, for a long period, to regain the public confidence of the sort it enjoyed during the halcyon days when everything was going so swimmingly,said Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political...

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