Symbols of Animals

Beauties of English Index

This is a list of the Symbols of Animals.

ant frugality and prevision
ape uncleanness
ass stupidity
bantam cock pluckiness, priggishness
bat blindness
bear ill-temper, uncouthness
bee industry
beetle blindness
bull strength, straight-forwardness
bull-dog pertinacity
butterfly sportiveness, living in pleasure
cat deceit
calf lumpishness, cowardice
cicada poetry
cock vigilance, overbearing insolence
crow longevity
crocodile hypocrisy
cuckoo cuckoldom
dog fidelity, dirty habits
dove innocence, harmlessness
duck deceit
canard (french) a hoax
eagle majesty, inspiration
elephant sagacity, ponderosity
fly feebleness, insignificance
fox cunning, artifice
frog and toad inspiration
goat lasciviousness
goose conceit, folly
gull gullibility
grasshopper old age
hare timidity
hawk rapacity, penetration
hen maternal care
horse speed, grace
jackdaw vain assumption, empty conceit
jay senseless chatter
kitten playfulness
lamb innocence, sacrifice
lark cheerfulness
lion noble courage
lynx suspicious vigilance
magpie garrulity
mole blindness, obstinacy
monkey tricks
mule obstinacy
nightingale forlornness
ostrich stupidity
ox patience, strength
owl wisdom
parrot mocking verbosity
peacock pride
pigeon cowardice (pigeon-livered)
pig obstinacy, dirtiness
puppy empty-headed conceit
rabbit fecundity
raven ill luck
robin red-breast confiding trust
serpent wisdom
sheep silliness, timidity
stag cuckoldom
swallow a sunshine friend
swan grace
swine filthiness, greed
tiger ferocity
tortoise chastity
turkey-cock official insolence
turtle-dove conjugal fidelity
vulture rapine
wolf cruelty, savage ferocity, and rapine
worm cringing

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