[ UK /bˈɛsʃjəɹi/ ]
  1. a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals
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  • Present a reasoned argument to a conservative -- and, all at once, completely ignoring the tenet, tone and thrust of the point, they begin hallucinating a creature, only known to exist in the rightwing bestiary, known as a "moonbat" -- a mythological beast that, ironically, seems to appear when a conservative is confronted with reality. A Conservative's Garden of False Narratives: Who are you calling a moonbat, anyway?
  • They typically demand some bizarre chimera: a part goat, part rooster sort of monster appropriate to a medieval bestiary or science fiction.
  • Unlike the four colors, which animals we picture for each varies from tribe to tribe and place to place, drawn from the bestiary of local animal spirits that best represent what they experience as the personality of each power.
  • Ross: A bestiary is a "book of beasts," a collection of stories giving allegorical descriptions of animal behavior. Steve Leveen: E-books: What Would da Vinci Say? Ross King's New Reading
  • Two companion works, Six of the bestiary and Quartet of beasts, illustrate an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia in which the entire animal kingdom is broken down into fourteen categories.
  • From the "fantastic bestiary" I realized a big chameleon, like the dragon in legend in China .
  • To get an insight into the kinds of meanings attached to animals, birds, etc. in medieval times your best bet will be a bestiary.
  • He found room for them in the bestiary of his mind, and there they stayed.
  • The bestiary really was the key element of the manuscript that intrigued me the most, not just because it has all these unpublished texts that are scholarly, but a bestiary is a book that is concerned with the symbolic meanings of animals," Gwara said. University of South Carolina library's rare book display to get medieval text
  • This bestiary is included in the second section of 45 Mercy Street, first published in 1976, two years after Sexton’s suicide. Bestiary U.S.A. : Rigoberto González : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation
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