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callow
used in The Aeneid

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Definition
young and inexperienced
  • Then, past a boy, the callow down began To shade my chin, and call me first a man.
    Book 8 (22% in)
  • As, when the dove her rocky hold forsakes, Rous'd in a fright, her sounding wings she shakes; The cavern rings with clatt'ring; out she flies, And leaves her callow care, and cleaves the skies: At first she flutters; but at length she springs To smoother flight, and shoots upon her wings: So Mnestheus in the Dolphin cuts the sea; And, flying with a force, that force assists his way.
    Book 5 (25% in)

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