American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The son of Zeus and the twin brother of Zethus, with whom he built a wall around Thebes by charming the stones into place with the music of his magical lyre.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A generic name introduced by Pander for trilobites characterized by their broad and short cephalon, 15 to 18 thoracic segments, and pygidial ribs extended into spines. These trilobites are of Silurian age.
“This feeling was not lessened by the announcement that one of the gallant boys who sank with the Amphion was a son of one of the sidesmen of St. Giles's.”
“Late in the evening of June 3d, the "Amphion" anchored at Gibraltar, whither she brought the first certain news of the war, though it had been declared nearly three weeks before.”
“The "Amphion" passed through the Straits of Messina, and within sight of Naples, carrying Nelson once more over well-known seas, and in sight of fondly remembered places.”
“After the two frigates parted, the "Amphion" kept on to Malta, where she arrived on the 15th of June.”
“At 6 P.M. of that day, Cornwallis not turning up, he tumbled himself and his suite on board the frigate "Amphion," which was in company, and continued his voyage, going out in all the discomfort of "a convict," to use St. Vincent's expression; "seven or eight sleeping in one cabin," as”
“On the 8th of July the "Amphion" joined the fleet off Toulon.”
“Then,' says Socrates, 'one man must do for two;' and though he had hoped to have given Callicles an 'Amphion' in return for his”
“SOCRATES: I too, Gorgias, should have liked to continue the argument with Callicles, and then I might have given him an 'Amphion' in return for his 'Zethus'; but since you, Callicles, are unwilling to continue,”
“Bell told us that had any English vessel been wrecked on the coast he thought he should have heard of it, so that we were tolerably well satisfied that the "Amphion" had not been cast away on the east shore of”
“Still it seemed too probable that the "Amphion," with my father and all hands, was lost.”
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