Maybe a little noise would frighten the animal away.
Some cuckoos are singular for their habit of using the nests of smaller birds to lay their eggs in, so that the young may be reared by foster-parents; and it has been suggested that the object of the likeness exhibited to the hawk is to enable the cock cuckoo either to frighten the small birds away from their nests or to lure them in pursuit of him, while the hen bird quietly and without molestation disposes of her egg.
"Now, why frighten them?" said Pelageya Danilovna.
For a moment she lay still, afraid any movement would frighten him away like a wild cat in the daylight.
That's a thing to frighten me with!
This expression in Princess Mary did not frighten them (she never inspired fear in anyone), but they knew that when it appeared on her face, she became mute and was not to be shaken in her determination.
On the isthmus of Corinth, and also at Olympia and Nemea, he was worshipped as Taraxippus ("terrifier of horses"), his ghost being said to appear and frighten the horses at the games (Pausanias vi.
And then there was the fact that it might frighten Jonathan.
The Jacobins tried to frighten the king into accepting the decrees and recalling his ministers.
Jennifer asked "Probably to frighten us off," Dean answered.
7) to frighten Nehemiah (Neh.
Risings broke out at Urbino and in Romagna, and the papal troops were defeated; Cesare could find no allies, and it seemed as though all Italy was about to turn against the hated family, when the French king promised help, and this was enough to frighten the confederates into coming to terms. Most of them had shown very little political or military skill, and several were ready to betray each other.
You'll frighten them! said Boris.
The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.
For a time the government, while keeping itself informed of his activities, left him alone; for it suited the Directory to let the socialist agitation continue, in order to frighten the people from joining in any royalist movement for the overthrow of the existing regime.
A belief in the spectre-hound still lingers in the wild parts of the north country of England, and in Nidderdale, Yorkshire, nurses frighten children with its name.
But how he did frighten me...
If he was trying to frighten her, he was doing an excellent job.
Franklin, appealed to by the governor, raised a troop sufficient to frighten away the " Paxton boys," and for the moment there seemed a possibility of an understanding between Franklin and the proprietors.
Of Christ, partly to frighten away the powers of darkness.
In Homer he frequently appears on the field, like Ares and Athene, bearing the aegis to frighten the foe.
If he thought to frighten the striped beast by such language he was mistaken.
"I know that man," he said in a cold, measured tone, evidently calculated to frighten Pierre.