Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Definitions for halcyon
- A kingfisher.
- A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fabled to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation.
- Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy; as, "deep, halcyon repose."
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Citations for halcyon
It seems to be that my boyhood days in the Edwardian era were halcyon days.
It is a common lament that children today grow up too fast, that society is conspiring to deprive them of the halcyon childhood they deserve.