Definition of Tholus

1. Noun. (astronomy geology) A small domical mountain or hill. ¹



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Definition of Tholus

1. a cupola [n THOLI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tholus

thole
tholed
tholeiite
tholeiites
tholeiitic
tholemod
tholepin
tholepins
tholes
tholi
tholin
tholing
tholins
tholoi
tholos
tholus (current term)
thomaean
thomaism
thomasclarkite
thombi
thomean
thometzekite
thomism
thomist
thomite
thomsenolite
thomsonian
thomsonianism
thomsonite

Literary usage of Tholus

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1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"In addition to thc.se, a cluster of 90 burners is placed in the tholus at a hight of ... The flow of gas at each tier, and in the tholus, is equalized by a ..."

2. Ancient Athens: Its History, Topography, and Remains by Thomas Henry Dyer (1873)
"At the tholus he mentions only a few little silver images ; whilst at the ... evidently mistaking the tholus for it, calls it a small one ..."

3. Ancient Athens by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1902)
"sented by the tholus, where the Prytanes sacrificed, and the Prytaneum, or centre of official life. We know approximately where these buildings were in ..."

4. Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam (1826)
"But any round roof was called tholus, Martial ii. 59. ... From the tholus offerings consecrated to the gods, as spoils taken in war, &c. used to be ..."

5. Athens and Its Monuments by Charles Heald Weller (1913)
"The official name for the tholus was Skias (Umbrella). The building was circular and bore a conical roof of stone; in general appearance ..."

6. Roman Antiquities by Alexander Adam, John Richardson Major (1835)
"From the tholus offerings consecrated to the gods, as spoils taken in war, &c. used to be suspended, or fixed to the Fastigium, Virg. ib., and on the top of ..."

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