gryphon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gryphon winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gryphon (Zoöl) The griffin vulture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gryphon An obsolete or archaic spelling of griffin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gryphon obsolete forms of griffin
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Usage

In literature:

They very soon came upon a Gryphon, lying fast asleep in the sun.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
As gold mines were guarded by Gryphons, there were perpetual contentions between the Arimaspians and the Gryphons.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
From Kir Upis, the place of his residence, a priest was named Grupis; and from Kir-Uph-On, Gryphon.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
It's Roberta, and it's going to dance with the gryphon for the animal counter's side-show.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
The southern entrance has a pair of gryphons, and beyond them is the entrance arch, which is inferior to the rest of the edifice.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
He has let go the fell gryphon, borrowing instead the lion's glances of Emetrius.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
They very soon came upon a Gryphon, lying fast asleep in the sun.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
For instance, one window (they were of colored glass) had a border with eagles, another had gryphons, another lions, and so on.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
She knew how deeply attached Roddy was to those gryphons; she remembered his pride when he had pointed them out to her.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole
And the Gryphon never learnt it.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Life, like the Gryphon's classical master, had taught him Laughter and Grief.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
And the Gryphon never learnt it.
"Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home" by Belle Moses
Oh, Gryphon, it's terrible!
"Alice in Wonderland" by Alice Gerstenberg
The angles are surmounted by Gryphons, which have been cast from a single original.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
On either side are the saint with a dove, and a lion with a gryphon.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
At the other side of this tree, and facing the gryphon, is a similar monster, which has, however, the head of a dog or wolf.
"Old Church Lore" by William Andrews
They are heads of the eagle or gryphon order, with a forehead ornament very Assyrian in character.
"The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tindall Wildridge
They were constantly at war with the Gryphons who guarded the gold mines.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In poetry:

Did giant Lizards come and crouch before you
on the reedy banks?
Did Gryphons with great metal flanks leap on
you in your trampled couch?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Cool-babbling a fountain falls
From gryphons' mouths in porphyry;
Carp haunt its waters; and white balls
Of lilies dip it when the bee
Creeps in and drawls.
"Overseas" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Gryphon Trio?s Annalee Patipatanakoon, Roman Borys and Jamie Parker.
The Gryphons improved to 5-5.
Maryland-based defense contractor Gryphon Technologies plans to expand its operations in Bloomington, creating as many as 60 jobs by 2013.
See all the pictures from the GRYPHON collections from GRYPHON .
Core Phone Contact Center features Gryphon 's sophisticated Core engine, incorporating each company's business rules, procedures, and proprietary business relationships into a contact-governance profile.
Joachim Garraud, with David Montecelo 11 pm Saturday, June 9, at Gryphon , 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood.
John Digweed, 11 pm Sunday, September 4, at Gryphon , 5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood.
' Gryphon : New and Selected Stories,' by Charles Baxter: Short but potent.
"But Gryphon 's presence in Bloomington also bolsters our growing national recognition as an emerging technology center.".
Defense contractor Gryphon plans Bloomington expansion.
' Gryphon ,' by Charles Baxter: review.
This favorite from Alan Moon and Bruno Faidutti has received a stellar makeover from Gryphon Games.
( Phoenix, AZ ) Based in Toronto since 1993, the Gryphon Trio has released a new recording of Beethoven's piano trios, Op.
Guelph Gryphons, McMaster Marauders reach Yates Cup final.
Joachim Garraud, with David Montecelo 11 pm Saturday, June 9, at Gryphon, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood.
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