Definition of Griffes

1. griffe [n] - See also: griffe



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Griffes

grieves
grievest
grieveth
grieving
grievingly
grievings
grievious
grievous
grievous bodily harm
grievousest
grievously
grievousness
grievousnesses
griff
griffe
griffes (current term)
griffin
griffins
griffithsin
griffon
griffon-vulture
griffon vulture
griffon vultures
griffonage
griffons
griffs
grift
grifted
grifter
grifters

Literary usage of Griffes

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1. The Black Man: Or, The Natural History of the Hametic Race by Joseph Elias Hayne (1894)
"griffes, or Cabres, are the outcome of the union between a black Kainite and a mulatto woman. ... griffes ..."

2. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1906)
"griffes are found in Roman work in a similar position ; the griffes at Spalato* are ... Pliny describes griffes of lizards and frogs ; with which may be ..."

3. Illustrated Technical Dictionary in Six Languages, English, German, French by Kurt Deinhardt, Alfred Schlomann (1910)
"... claw traverse traverse (i) porte-griffes eine Last mit den Pratzen aufnehmen (v) to take up a load with the claws saisir (v) un fardeau par des griffes ..."

4. Jacquard Weaving and Designing by T. F. Bell (1895)
"The closed shed with the single- acting jacquard is when the griffe is down, but with the double-acting machine it is when the two griffes are on a ..."

5. The Relation of Ultramodern to Archaic Music by Katherine Ruth Willoughby Heyman (1921)
"Mr. griffes is a young American composer who has attracted considerable ... Let me call your attention to the musical material to which Mr. griffes limited ..."

6. The royal phraseological English-French, French-English dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1853)
"Cet animal est armé de griffes, that animal is armed with claws. ... Gare à lui s'il tombe jamais entre me» griffes, woe to him if ever he should fall into ..."

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