Egypt, its chronology, mysteries and hieroglyphics were put aside.
With her forefinger she idly traced some hieroglyphics on her lap.
The signet is hung upon a swivel, and has hieroglyphics on what may be called the reverse.
They are the hieroglyphics of feudalism, succeeding those of theocracy.
The plum-stones are graved with hieroglyphics, and counts are curiously made in a way that often defies computation by white men.
There was the circle of chalk with the hieroglyphics round the edge.
The front faces the East; the pillars and the ruins of the walls are sculptured with hieroglyphics.
In Egyptian hieroglyphics the symbol for stone is used as the determinative for Set.
Beaumaroy was to start to-morrow for Morocco—on the strength of the hieroglyphics!
I shall not, in this connection, enter into a discussion of the nature of these hieroglyphics.
A system of writing with pictures that represent words or sounds. The ancient Egyptians wrote with hieroglyphics. (See Rosetta stone.)
Note: Present-day writing that is hard to decipher or understand is sometimes jokingly called “hieroglyphics.”