Tanagra

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tanagra the name-giving genus of the family, now restricted to about a dozen species
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Braz. tangara.

Usage

In literature:

Now the river Thermodon flows between Tanagra and Glisas.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
Eunostus, hero of Tanagra.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
How queer those Tanagras are.
"Prince Zilah, Complete" by Jules Claretie
This girl, a Parisienne, seemed formed on the model of a figurine of Tanagra.
"Jacqueline, Complete" by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
Look at these Tanagras, Beautrelet: all the real Tanagras are here.
"The Hollow Needle" by Maurice Leblanc
The battle was fought at Tanagra in Boeotia.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
One graceful woman went as Tanagra.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Series that culminates with Tanagra figures of fourth century begins.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
Mr. Allen, I hear that you breed cocks as courageous as those of Tanagra.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
He settled at Tanagra in Boeotia; where he lost all his companions, who were slain by a dragon.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
The ordinary account says that he was recalled after the battle of Tanagra (457) to negotiate the Five Years' Truce (451 or 450).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The citizens of Tanagra, at last, contrived his destruction.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
She looked like a living figure from Tanagra.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
During tea Lady Tanagra and Bowen set to to "play themselves in," as Lady Tanagra afterwards expressed it.
"Patricia Brent, Spinster" by Herbert Jenkins
Here are preserved many small figures in clay, commonly spoken of in Greece as the Tanagra dolls.
"Is Polite Society Polite?" by Julia Ward Howe
A Tanagra, he calls it.
"The Disturbing Charm" by Berta Ruck
It was opened by a little Greek girl, pretty and delicate as a Tanagra figurine, with very large black eyes.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
Surely, thought I, there never was a Tanagra figure to compare with hers.
"The Woman Who Vowed" by Ellison Harding
It is on the upper floor, among the Tanagras, in a case on the left as you walk from the stairs.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
The Tanagra figurines are a purely decorative endeavour.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
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