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[thiz-bee] /ˈθɪz bi/
noun, Classical Mythology. Unabridged
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  • Pyramus and Thisbe was also issued with Greene's Arbasto in 1617.

  • The Thisbe had once more got free of the Straits of Malacca.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Thisbe at length sailed with sealed orders, though still short handed.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
  • As long, however, as the Thisbe was in sight they would not make the attempt.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
  • When the fears of Thisbe were passed away, she returned to the mulberry tree, but found only the lifeless remains of her lover.

  • Thisbe saw these things as in a dream, and suddenly the truth awoke her.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • "Pyramus and Thisbe without the wall" may be taken as the formula for the whole type of play.

    Play-Making William Archer
  • There is a big wall in the way, and it won't do to repeat the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Every sail the Thisbe could carry was set, while the lugger, spreading out her broad canvas, did her best to escape.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
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