a small, European owl, Athene noctua, often portrayed in art with the goddess Athena.
a small Old World owl, Athene noctua, having a speckled brown plumage and flattish head
noun 1. a river in S North Carolina and N South Carolina, flowing S and SE to the Pee Dee River. 90 miles (145 km) long.
plural noun 1. (in folklore) small, imaginary beings, as elves, fairies, or leprechauns. 2. the common people, especially workers, small merchants, or the like, who lead conventional, presumably unremarkable lives. 3. small children. 4. midgets or dwarfs. plural noun 1. (folklore) small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns noun small supernatural beings
- Little phoebe
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- Little pitchers have big ears
Adults must be careful about what they say within the hearing of children. The saying refers to the large handles (ears) sometimes attached to small vessels. Young children often overhear something they should not. For example, Don’t use any swear words around Brian—little pitchers have big ears. This metaphoric expression, which likens the curved handle […]