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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals..

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  • Often illustrated, the earliest known bestiary dates from the 9th century
  • So I wound up calling it a bestiary, which is just a book in which animals do things that people do.
  • Ross: A bestiary is a "book of beasts," a collection of stories giving allegorical descriptions of animal behavior.
  • This bestiary is included in the second section of 45 Mercy Street, first published in 1976, two years after Sexton’s suicide. for more
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