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Sphynx

noun
  1. a breed of medium-sized hairless cat with large ears and a long whiplike tail
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Examples from the Web for sphynx

Historical Examples of sphynx

  • Fate is a Sphynx, and I am not Œdipus to answer her questions!

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • The Sphynx of Egypt is nearly covered up by the sand of the desert.

  • But he might as well have spent the same time studying the face of the Sphynx.

  • The sphynx which she had read had been one much more in her own line.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • William, the Sphynx, obviously 'was in the know,' as sporting characters say.

    Much Darker Days

    Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)