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Auʹgury

means properly the function of an augur (perhaps from avium garrītus). St. Pierre says: “The first navigators, when out of sight of land, watched the flight of birds, as indications of the shore, and with no other guidance discovered many new islands.” From this custom (he says) arose the practice of consulting birds before entering on any important enterprise. (Studies.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Au Grand Sérieux (French)
Au Pied de la Lettre (French)
Au Revoir (French)
Aubry’s Dog
Audeanism
Audhumla [the nourishing power]
Audley
Audrey
Augean Stables
Augsburg Confession
Augury
August
Augusta
Augustan Age
Augustan History
Augustine (The Second)
Augustinians
Augustus
Aulay
Auld Brig and New Brig
Auld Hornie

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