Definition of Sphinxes

1. Noun. (plural of sphinx) ¹



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Definition of Sphinxes

1. sphinx [n] - See also: sphinx

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphinxes

sphingolipids
sphingolipodystrophy
sphingomyelin
sphingomyelin deacylase
sphingomyelin lipidosis
sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase
sphingomyelinase
sphingomyelinases
sphingomyelins
sphingosine
sphingosine CoA-independent transacetylase
sphingosine N-methyltransferase
sphingosines
sphinx
sphinx moth
sphinxes (current term)
sphinxlike
sphragide
sphragides
sphragistics
sphrigosis
sphugmicks
sphygm-
sphygmic
sphygmic interval
sphygmics
sphygmo-
sphygmo-oscillometer
sphygmocardiograph
sphygmocardioscope

Literary usage of Sphinxes

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1. Tanis by William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1885)
"There are at Bulak parts of two sphinxes, one nearly complete, and of the other only the fore-part. These have erased Hyksos inscriptions on the right ..."

2. The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts by Archaeological Institute of America (1885)
"... remark: "The head occurred to my mind when I saw the two sphinxes at ... that the arrangement of the hair was paralleled only by these sphinxes. ..."

3. Manual of Egyptian Archæology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt by Gaston Maspero (1902)
"Dynasty, connected each with each by avenues of sphinxes. These were commonly andro-sphinxes, combining the head of a man and the body of a lion ..."

4. Papers of the Archæological Institute of America by Archaeological Institute of America (1882)
"... the most ancient monumental sculpture of Europe, — the design of which is comparable in every respect to the sphinxes carved upon the temple of Assos. ..."

5. Actual Africa; Or, The Coming Continent: A Tour of Exploration by Frank Vincent (1895)
"Passing through it a smaller avenue of broken sphinxes leads to the temple of Rameses III. This is covered with deeply-cut figures and hieroglyphics and ..."

6. Along the Nile with General Grant by Elbert Eli Farman (1904)
"The avenue then turned slightly to the left, the sphinxes here having the head of a ram. ... We followed a path near the line of the avenue of sphinxes, ..."

7. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"sphinxes were frequently placed before the temples, on either side of the ... Pliny t mentions sphinxes and other fabulous monsters, who were supposed to ..."

8. Tanis by William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1885)
"There are at Bulak parts of two sphinxes, one nearly complete, and of the other only the fore-part. These have erased Hyksos inscriptions on the right ..."

9. The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts by Archaeological Institute of America (1885)
"... remark: "The head occurred to my mind when I saw the two sphinxes at ... that the arrangement of the hair was paralleled only by these sphinxes. ..."

10. Manual of Egyptian Archæology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt by Gaston Maspero (1902)
"Dynasty, connected each with each by avenues of sphinxes. These were commonly andro-sphinxes, combining the head of a man and the body of a lion ..."

11. Papers of the Archæological Institute of America by Archaeological Institute of America (1882)
"... the most ancient monumental sculpture of Europe, — the design of which is comparable in every respect to the sphinxes carved upon the temple of Assos. ..."

12. Actual Africa; Or, The Coming Continent: A Tour of Exploration by Frank Vincent (1895)
"Passing through it a smaller avenue of broken sphinxes leads to the temple of Rameses III. This is covered with deeply-cut figures and hieroglyphics and ..."

13. Along the Nile with General Grant by Elbert Eli Farman (1904)
"The avenue then turned slightly to the left, the sphinxes here having the head of a ram. ... We followed a path near the line of the avenue of sphinxes, ..."

14. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"sphinxes were frequently placed before the temples, on either side of the ... Pliny t mentions sphinxes and other fabulous monsters, who were supposed to ..."

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