Even beauty paled before the lovely female voice singing in the middle of the note—the nightingale killed the bird-of-paradise.
He might as soon have expected a bird-of-paradise to live by choice in a coal-bunker.
A white heron, with bird-of-paradise feathers on its back, was occasionally seen, but only one specimen procured.
He wore a red Turkish fez, with an immense rosette of brilliants, and a long, floating plume of bird-of-paradise feathers.
He fastens them on to cards—he's got a bird-of-paradise plume, an awful beauty.
No beautifulest Poet is a bird-of-paradise, living on perfumes; sleeping in the æther with outspread wings.
I suspect that the sweetheart of one of our Filipino cabin-boys is now wearing a hat fairly smothered in bird-of-paradise plumes.
They were profoundly flattered by the visit of this bird-of-paradise.
So does Mrs. Buscarlet, who is radiant in pink satin and a bird-of-paradise as a crown.