The 12-foot-tall swan at the Beyeler was begun in 2001, and only finished a decade later.
My platonic ideal is the hole-in-the-wall seafood joint, swan Oyster Depot.
But at least Prince William, who is today experiencing day two of student life, now has some pals he can eat a swan with.
In his six years in Paris, Lebovitz transforms himself from a clueless American duckling into a knowing Parisian swan.
Tracy McNicoll talks with photographer Grégoire Eloy, whose "Shadow of the swan" expo is on display in Paris through July 31.
That in his plate represents a swan flying away with a serpent.
He told us he had been to swan River, and thought it was quite as good as this place.
"I swan, Tunis, you come at a mighty handy time," declared Cap'n Ira.
The swan is said to breed wild now no further away than the North of Sweden.
The swan flew upward, the crab crawled backward, the pike made with all haste for the water, and the load remained where it was.
Old English swan, from Proto-Germanic *swanaz (cf. Old Saxon swan, Old Norse svanr, Middle Dutch swane, Dutch zwaan, Old High German swan, German Schwan), probably literally "the singing bird," from PIE root *swon-/*swen- "to sing, make sound" (see sound (n.1)); thus related to Old English geswin "melody, song" and swinsian "to make melody."
In classical mythology, sacred to Apollo and to Venus. The singing of swans before death was alluded to by Chaucer (late 14c.), but swan-song (1831) is a translation of German Schwanengesang. Swan dive is recorded from 1898. A black swan was proverbial for "something extremely rare or non-existent" (late 14c.), after Juvenal ["Sat." vi. 164], but later they turned up in Australia.
"Do you say no worthy wife is to be found among all these crowds?" Well, let her be handsome, charming, rich and fertile; let her have ancient ancestors ranged about her halls; let her be more chaste than all the dishevelled Sabine maidens who stopped the war--a prodigy as rare upon the earth as a black swan! yet who could endure a wife that possessed all perfections? I would rather have a Venusian wench for my wife than you, O Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, if, with all your virtues, you bring me a haughty brow, and reckon up Triumphs as part of your marriage portion. [Juvenal]
mentioned in the list of unclean birds (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:16), is sometimes met with in the Jordan and the Sea of Galilee.