The little 17-year-old Russian cherub lutzed and salchowed like she was born for that expressed purpose.
The film opened with two African cherub babies playing in the dirt.
From the same box as the cherub's wings.How did they all just come to be you?
Taking no account of the cherub, the disparity of force is sufficiently obvious.
High o'er the heavens wert thou borne, to stand One little cherub midst the cherub band?
She pursed up her cherub mouth in imitation of the old-world lady.
This painting, with its surrounding decoration of cherub figures, displays his mastery in grace.
But there was too much excitement over the cherub to attend to him.
Very blithe looked the viscount, for he rode upon a cherub to-day.
"I wish you could have heard it, girls" said the cherub regretfully.
late 14c. as an order of angels, from Late Latin cherub, from Greek cheroub, from Hebrew kerubh (plural kerubhim) "winged angel," perhaps related to Akkadian karubu "to bless," karibu "one who blesses," an epithet of the bull-colossus. Old English had cerubin, from the Greek plural.
The cherubim, a common feature of ancient Near Eastern mythology, are not to be confused with the round-cheeked darlings of Renaissance iconography. The root of the terms either means "hybrid" or, by an inversion of consonants, "mount," "steed," and they are winged beasts, probably of awesome aspect, on which the sky god of the old Canaanite myths and of the poetry of Psalms goes riding through the air. [Robert Alter, "The Five Books of Moses," 2004, commentary on Gen. iii:24]