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n. (plural of dove English)

Doves (band)

Doves are an English alternative rock band, originating from Cheshire. The band is composed of twin brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), and Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar). Additionally, the band employs Martin Rebelski, as a touring and session musician on keyboards. The band have released four studio albums, two of which have reached Number One on the UK album charts. Their first career-spanning compilation album The Places Between: The Best of Doves was released in April 2010.

Doves (Gibraltar)

"The Doves" was the pseudonym under which a group of six Gibraltarian lawyers and businessmen published a letter on 15 March 1968 in the Gibraltar Chronicle advocating a political settlement with Spain to solve the disputed status of Gibraltar.

Among the six members of the group were Joseph Triay, Juan Triay and José Lázaro Coll.

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But Richard Todd was closer: he had already gone in from the other side, dragged Elizabeth up by her hair and flipped her over the edge of the gorge before Doves got there.

Elizabeth could not hear what she said to Tall-Man, but she saw him listen to Doves and finally nod his head, reluctantly.

That they were doves was obvious from their shape and frequently heard cry.

All Father Caspar knew was that each time he had seen only one orange ball dart towards the clouds, and only one couple among the high fronds: so on the Island there might be just two doves, and just one orange-colored.

And columbining, the poets said, means making love as the doves do, and as often.

Nor must we forget that Roberto must have known those verses that go, “When in the bed, the ardent try their arts, / to nurture warm and lively yearning / just like a pair of doves, their hearts / lust and collect such kisses, burning.

Apuleius, but also others before him, tells us that Venus’s chariot is drawn by snow-white doves, called in fact the birds of Venus because of their excessive lust.

Saint Basil, for example, reports that dove-vendors sprinkled a dove with aromatic balm, and, attracted by that, the other doves followed the first in a great host.

Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves, says the Bible), and for this reason it is sometimes the symbol of the life of the convent and the cloister.

On its right side live the doves, who never move from the shade it spreads.

There was even a soldier who, to crave indulgence for his amorous excesses, chose as his emblem a helmet in which a pair of doves had nested, with the motto Arnica Venus.

Then one of these doves flew to the temple of Ammon and another to that at Delphi, whence it is clear that both the Egyptians and the Greeks told the same truths, even if darkly veiled.

He knew that doves sometimes served to carry messages: of course, entrust­ing a message to that animal did not mean it would necessarily reach its destination, but in this total ennui the effort was worth making.

There, through the open door, Edwin's pigeons, Muriel's two doves, and sometimes a stately hen, walked in and out at pleasure.

They consisted of a crow, a sheep, a turkey, two doves, a pony, and sundry fragments.