What shall we say to the argus pheasant, the bird of Malacca with the magnificent pinions?
On their heads they wore a mass of feathers of the argus pheasant.
The argus pheasant is common, and a very considerable variety of gallinaceous birds is carried from hence to Penang.
Let us take one example—the courtship of the argus pheasant.
Do not forget to procure some skins of the argus pheasant; I think it differs from those of the Malayan peninsula.
There was an immediate answer—the shrill note of the argus pheasant.
Suddenly in the breathless, soundless, hot night an argus pheasant screamed in the woods across the stream.
"The argus pheasant will fly to Sadong faster than your proa," she said.
"The argus pheasant is too shy a bird to come within gunshot, your excellency," he replied somberly.
Quick as he was, quick as a tiger striking its prey, the argus pheasant was quicker.
hundred-eyed giant of Greek mythology, late 14c., from Latin, from Greek Argos, literally "the bright one," from argos "shining, bright" (see argent). His epithet was Panoptes "all-eyes." After his death, Hera transferred his eyes to the peacock's tail. Used in figurative sense of "very vigilant person."
A creature in classical mythology who had a hundred eyes. Hera set him to watch over Io, a girl who had been seduced by Zeus and then turned into a cow; with Argus on guard, Zeus could not come to rescue Io, for only some of Argus' eyes would be closed in sleep at any one time. Hermes, working on Zeus' behalf, played music that put all the eyes to sleep and then killed Argus. Hera put his eyes in the tail of the peacock.