- flourished early 26th century b.c., king of Egypt: builder of the great pyramid at Giza (father of Khafre).
Also called Khufu.
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There is an ambition, unburied, to be sure, but as dead as Cheops.Recollections
David Christie Murray
People will think of Cheops as a heartless old rapscallion—me, mind you!A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
The Pyramid of Cheops is hardly as high as was this tree when it stood erect.Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin M. Ballou
They got as least as far as Thebes, and slept a night under the shade of King Cheops.The Bertrams
But the memory of Cheops and his successors was held in detestation.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
Richard A. Proctor
- original name Khufu. Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (?2613–?2494 bc), who built the largest pyramid at El Gîza
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