The philomel had been lying off Cowes three days before Mr. Smithson appeared upon the scene.
philomel Whiffet sometimes had his school do unexpected things that way.
Another fireship came close to the philomel which soon sunk her, and in the very act of going down she exploded.
Larks are seen in buntings, and a wren's song entrances like philomel's.
Poor old philomel Whiffet raised his hands in dismay: “I did not mean for you to sing!”
About thirty men of the philomel are on shore under two officers, and one of her 4.7 guns is up at Ladysmith.
Two of the fire-ships were soon in flames, a third blew up, and a fourth was sunk by the philomel.
They were followed by Captain Dundas' piper, two standard bearers, and their comrades of the philomel.
The first division of ships was led by the cruiser "Psyche" and the second division by the "philomel."
With this difference, however, philomel had not to learn her regrets: she knew them already.
"nightingale," late 14c., from Greek Philomela, poetic name of the nightingale, in mythology the daughter of Pandion, transformed into a nightingale; probably literally "lover of song," from philos "loving" + melos "a tune, song;" but perhaps "lover of apples" (Greek mela). In the myth, proper name of Pandion's daughter, who was turned into a nightingale (Ovid).