Trophi

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Trophi (Zoöl) The mouth parts of an insect, collectively, including the labrum, labium, maxillæ, mandibles, and lingua, with their appendages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy
    • n trophi In cntom., those mouth-parts which are employed in taking food and preparing it for swallowing. The trophi include the labium, labrum, maxillæ, mandibles, and lingua. They were formerly called instrumenta cibaria.
    • n trophi The teeth of the mastax or pharynx of rotifers; the calcareous mastacial armature of wheel-animalcules. They are diversiform and often complicated structures. Named parts of the trophi are a median incudal piece, or incus, consisting of a central fulcrum and a pair of rami, and two hammer-like pieces, the malleoli, each consisting of a handle or manubrium and a head or uncus, which is often pectinate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The ear which the matador slices off the bull is his trophy.
    • n.pl Trophi the mouth-parts of an insect—labium, labrum, maxillæ, mandibles, lingua: the teeth of the pharynx of a rotifer
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Quotations

  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a feeder, fr. to feed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. trophē, food.

Usage

In literature:

On the following day Alkibiades erected a trophy and ravaged the country of Pharnabazus, no one daring to oppose him.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)" by Plutarch
Pigsticking law awards the trophy to the rider whose spear first inflicts a wound on the boar.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
The Lacedaemonians set up a trophy for themselves, and the Athenians another one apart.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
We arrived at dark, and at once set to work preparing the trophy.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
His head was cut off by the civilized conquerors, and sent as a trophy to Maurice.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
On the contrary, he galloped off; seemingly, quite proud of his trophy.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
The trophy we tied with a rope.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
I've been making enquiries, and there isn't such a thing as a form trophy.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Over and over we played the game and a million caresses were lavished upon the trophy.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
It was a great joy to him to bring the trophies of his struggles to his general.
"Georges Guynemer" by Henry Bordeaux
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In poetry:

The antient pile by time is raz'd,
Where gothic trophies frown'd,
Where once the gilded armour blaz'd,
And banners wav'd around.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
He moves amid the warriors of the day,
Just such a soldier as the art
That builds its trophies upon human clay
Moulds of a cheerful heart.
"Ripley" by Henry Timrod
And doubts and darkness now are fled:
Ye mourners! mourn not for the dead;
The dead have triumphed. Come and see
The trophies of their victory.
"The Resurrection" by John Bowring
Then full of Heaven, the mystic Dove
Hovering His gracious brow above,
To shun the voice and eye of praise,
And in the wild His trophies raise:-
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
Ah! what is science, what is art,
Or what the pleasure these impart?
Ye trophies, which the learn'd pursue
Through endless, fruitless toils, adieu!
"To a Lady of Quality, Fitting Up Her Library" by William Shenstone
'He lives! Britannia warm replies,
As high the trophied urn she rears;
'He lives in Virtue's bursting sighs,
His Country's Praise! -- his Country's Tears!'
"On The Death Of Lieut. Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby. Killed At The Battle Of Alexandria, In Egypt, Marc" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

The collision broke off the little man on top the trophy.
View full size Submitted photo Jordan-Elbridge marching band members show off their first-place trophy Sunday after returning from the 2012 Yamaha Cup at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
From Trophy Property to Fixer-Upper .
Running of the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy Race at Indianapolis in 1909.
The Caledonia Warriors hoisted their championship trophy for the crowds to view seconds after it was presented to them following their 27-0 win over Moose Lake/Willow River.
Saline wins "Snowman Building Champion of the Free World " trophy.
The finale of the Freightliner Trucks' "Run Smart Hauler Challenge" took place on Oct 13 and Tony Sessions, driver of the #38 hauler for Turner Motorsports, claimed the grand prize and Freightliner Trucks trophy.
My friend Chris McKenna just sent this video shot by bike evangelist Michael McGettigan of University City's Trophy Bikes.
In one corner is traditional power Shenendehowa a program that has won enough league and Section II titles to fill a trophy case.
Also, John Calipari and the University of Kentucky get a championship-trophy cake from a regular Kentucky Cake Boss (Cake Boss.
OMS sixth-grader Ben Varner is ready for bigger cars and bigger trophies.
WINSTED, MN – Eight-year-old Connor Fasching has been racing go-kart s for four years and has two bookcases full of trophies to prove it.
Packers golden boy Hornung adds another trophy to the case.
The Oak Creek-Franklin football rivalry is so big, the teams play for a trophy.
JAROMIR JAGR said yesterday that his goal was to push Claude Giroux over the top in the NHL's Art Ross Trophy race during the second half of the season.
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In science:

These arguments do not resist closer examination and the trophy for a hybrid meson is still open.
Non quark-antiquark light meson spectroscopy
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