In retrospect, 2009 and 2010 were halcyon days in the Middle East, now that we seem just one horseman short of an apocalypse.
Without a bribed official, a halcyon, or eagle, will watch the entry point with binoculars for patterns and opportunities.
We were there at the beginning, never really accepted its failure, and still maintain it was a halcyon moment.
The mixed-media collection evokes nostalgia for halcyon days through fragmented images of the past.
On the Impossible Past will transport you back to your halcyon, angsty teenage years.
And now, says he, I hope soon to have an opportunity to begin my operations; since all is halcyon and security.
So it is that seamen love these birds and look for halcyon weather.
Of those who knew him in these halcyon days Walter Andrews alone survives.
Since I have mentioned the halcyon, I shall here describe it.
It is a halcyon day, and with a companion I leave the train and push on for a view of the country.
1540s, in halcyon dayes (Latin alcyonei dies, Greek alkyonides hemerai), 14 days of calm weather at the winter solstice, when a mythical bird (identified with the kingfisher) was said to breed in a nest floating on calm seas. From halcyon (n.), late 14c., from Latin halcyon, from Greek halkyon, variant (perhaps a misspelling) of alkyon "kingfisher," from hals "sea, salt" (see halo-) + kyon "conceiving," present participle of kyein "to conceive," literally "to swell," from PIE root *keue- "to swell." Identified in mythology with Halcyone, daughter of Aeolus, who when widowed threw herself into the sea and became a kingfisher.