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Afric  adj.  African.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Afric" Quotes from Famous Books



... Afric is all the Sun's, and as her earth Her human clay is kindled; full of power For good or evil, burning from its birth, The Moorish blood partakes the planet's hour, And like the soil beneath it will bring forth: Beauty and love were ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6 • Lord Byron

... as they were, drenched in the sea, are now as fresh as when we put them on first in Afric, at the marriage of the King's fair daughter Claribel to the ...
— Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 • Charles H. Sylvester

... the morning light Shall find thee far beyond the land; Gibraltar's battlemented height And Afric's tawny hills of sand Shall soon completely sink from view Beneath the ocean's belt ...
— Poems • John L. Stoddard

... pleasure of Pride, We toil like Afric slaves, And only to earn a home at last, Where yonder cypress waves;'— And then they pointed—I never saw A ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

... elaborate trimming of oak leaves and green boughs. Bouquets of flowers were interspersed with lights upon the preacher's stand. This invasion against white people's customs was due probably to the intense love which Afric's sons and daughters have for the ...
— Hubert's Wife - A Story for You • Minnie Mary Lee

... From India's coral strand, Where Afric's sunny fountains Roll down their golden sand. From many an ancient river, From many a palmy plain, They call us to deliver Their land ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... my friend, no mortal may vie with the everlasting glories of Zeus. But whether any man can equal me in riches, I know not. For indeed I wandered far and long to gather all this treasure, to Cyprus, and Phoenicia, and Egypt, to AEthiopia, and Sidon, and the Afric shore, a land unmatched in its countless multitudes of sheep. There the ewes bring forth young three times a year, and the poorest shepherd has abundance of cheese, and flesh, and milk. From all these lands I gathered many a costly freight, and now I dwell in the midst ...
— Stories from the Odyssey • H. L. Havell

... milk-white bull on Afric's strand, And crops with dancing head the daisy'd land; With rosy wreathes Europa's hand adorns His fringed forehead and his pearly horns; Light on his back the sportive damsel bounds, And, pleas'd, he moves along the flowery ...
— Practical Education, Volume II • Maria Edgeworth

... my SALLUST, more complete thy sway, Restraining the insatiate lust of gain, Than should'st thou join, by Conquest's proud essay, Iberian hills to Libya's sandy plain; Than if the Carthage sultry Afric boasts, With that which smiles on Europe's lovelier coasts, Before the Roman arms, led on by thee, Should bow the yielding head, ...
— Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace • Anna Seward

... with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru." By all means, yes, or even further fare, And Afric's forest huge and poisonous Pigmies dare. But, to avoid the lonely traveller's pain, From Ludgate Circus drag the well-linked chain; As Amurath to Amurath succeeds, So COOK to COOK! THOMAS's grandiose deeds What Tourist ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, July 30, 1892 • Various

... humble candle, burn within thy hut of grass, Though few may be the pilgrim feet that through Ilala pass; God's hand hath lit thee, long to shine, and shed thy holy light Till the new day-dawn pour its beams o'er Afric's long midnight. ...
— Stories Worth Rereading • Various

... BRITANNIA'S helm is crowned with flowers, BRITANNIA'S trident's wreathed with posies, And Fancy sees in Flora's showers Thistles and Shamrocks blent with Roses. The Indian Lotus let us twine With gorgeous bloom from Afric's jungles Canadian Birch with Austral Pine. Tape-bound Officialdom oft bungles; Some blow too hot, some breathe too cold, O'er-chill are some, and some o'er-gushing; But the same blood-stream, warm and bold, Through all our veins is ever rushing; And so to all true hearts to-day ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893 • Various

... Since the first dark vessel bore Afric's children, broken-hearted, To the Caribbean shore; She, like Rachel, Weeping, for they were ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. - The Songs of Scotland of the past half century • Various

... of triumph for the right,— Of laurels fresh for Exmouth and for thee,— When Afric's Demon, palsied at the sight Of Europe's Angel, bade ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845 • Various



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