Nineveh

Definitions

  • JONAH AT NINEVEH
    JONAH AT NINEVEH
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Nineveh an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Nineveh A kind of “motion” or puppet-show, representing the story of Jonah and the whale.
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Usage

In literature:

Later a branch moved north and settled higher up on the Tigris, founding the city of Nineveh.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Do you know the names of any of Nineveh's millionaires?
"Men of the Bible" by Dwight Moody
Layard, A.: Babylon and Nineveh; Nineveh and its Remains.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Nineveh, style of its decorations, i.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Jonah under the gourd, Nineveh in the distance.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 9" by Various
In 627 Heraclius defeated the Persian army at Nineveh and advanced towards Ctesiphon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
It has been justly called the Palmyra of Ceylon, and was contemporary with Babylon and Nineveh.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
The chief fasts are those of Advent, of Nineveh, of Heraclius, Lent and Pentecost.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Feasting played an important role in the heyday of Nineveh's grandeur, as also in the Babylon of later days.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Locate Nineveh to which he finally went.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
What is the difference between Nineveh and a donkey-boy?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
NINEVEH AND ITS PALACES.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Thereby Nineveh and Babylon came, with me, also, to the ground.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
This ordered-up-to-Nineveh business is out of my line, but it's absorbing.
"She Buildeth Her House" by Will Comfort
NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS; a Narrative of an Expedition to Assyria in 1845-47.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
No dense mobs of Nineveh confound all personal identities in Saddle Meadows.
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
At the fall of Nineveh many towns in Mesopotamia suffered severely at the hands of the Medes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Did they fall out of the sky into the empty skulls of Nineveh?
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
He returned to Nineveh, and on the 8th of Sivan was crowned king.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
And so Apollonius departs from Antioch and journeys on to Ninus, the relic of the once great Nina or Nineveh.
"Apollonius of Tyana, the Philosopher-Reformer of the First Century A.D." by George Robert Stowe Mead
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In poetry:

Armies he's seen--the herds of war,
But never such swarms of men
As now in the Nineveh of the North--
How mad the Rebellion then!
"The Released Rebel Prisoner" by Herman Melville
Yea, Nineveh and Babylon the great
Are fallen — like ripe ears at harvest-tide;
I set my heel upon their pomp and state,
The people's serfdom and the monarch's pride.
"The Burden of Time" by Frederick George Scott
Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.
"Cargoes" by John Masefield
"Go down to Nineveh!" said God to Jonah.
"Tell the people there to stop their wickedness."
"But I don't want to go to Nineveh today,"
Said Jonah. "I want to go this other way."
"The Adventures of Jonah" by Doris Clore Demaree
Where grinning deserts hide unhid your skeleton stones,
Tadmor or Nineveh, our pomp has enter'd in:
the Dead Sea rolls more bitter above our blasted bones
and spews upon its shore the unwasted scurf of sin.
""The yellow gas is fired from street to street. ."" by Christopher Brennan
Far-called our navies melt away —
On dune and headland sinks the fire —
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget — lest we forget!
"Recessional (A Victorian Ode)" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Nineveh comes to life at La Sierra University.
The Modern Sack of Nineveh December 30, 1996.
3 But unlike the City of Nineveh, the City of Birmingham had no one to proofread its proclamations .
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In science:

Royal Library of Nineveh (Hershenson, 1989).
Binocular disparity as an explanation for the moon illusion
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