night raven


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night raven

n
(Animals) poetic any bird, esp the night heron, that is most active at night
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.night raven - nocturnal or crepuscular heronsnight raven - nocturnal or crepuscular herons  
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax - night heron of both Old and New Worlds
Nyctanassa violacea, yellow-crowned night heron - North American night heron
2.night raven - any bird that cries at night
night bird - any bird associated with night: owl; nightingale; nighthawk; etc
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References in classic literature ?
``Nothing,'' said the Jewess; ``all about him is black as the wing of the night raven. Nothing can I spy that can mark him further but having once seen him put forth his strength in battle, methinks I could know him again among a thousand warriors.