Talk:rara avis

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'autore usò il verso "rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno": un uccello raro a questo ...

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' author used the rare back "avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno": a rare bird to this...

Makes sense.

A rare bird upon the earth, and exceedingly like a black swan.

 [Lat., Rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno.]
     - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires (VI, 165) 

Poe would later use 'rara avis in terris' in the story' hop-frog.